Former IDF soldier to speak in Mountain View

Benjamin Anthony, who served in combat duty with the Israel Defense Forces, will speak about his experiences at an upcoming talk in Mountain View. The former IDF sergeant, now a reservist, also will discuss challenges the Israeli army faces in the arena of public opinion.

Anthony’s talk is co-sponsored by Chabad of Sunnyvale, the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and South Peninsula Hebrew Day School. Touted in promotional materials as an emotional and captivating speaker, Anthony is the founder of Our Soldiers Speak, a nongovernmental nonprofit that offers educational seminars about the IDF.

Anthony will speak at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 840 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View. There is no admission charge. He also will speak privately at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. To RSVP, call (408) 720-0553 or email