Myths and Facts, Inc. is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code ("IRC") and all contributions to it are deductible as charitable contributions as provided in IRC section 170.
Mission Statement - The organization is devoted to research and publication of insightful subject matters regarding global U.S. interests, including the promotion of Democracy, Freedom and Human Rights, particularly in the Middle East. The objective being to provide policymakers, national leadership, the media and the public-at-large with information and viewpoints that are founded on factual and reliable content.
Eli E. Hertz, President
Involvement in Public Affairs - Hertz is active in numerous international, industry and community associations and panels. He also devotes a great deal of time and resources to numerous charitable organizations. His activities and work in advancing charitable contributions and the U.S.- Israel relationship has been cited in the United State Congressional Record by several Representatives. Other activities: CAMERA, The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors); AIPAC, The America Israel Public Affairs Committee (Member of the Executive Council); Past U.S. member of the Joint High Level Advisory Panel to the U.S.-Israel Science & Technology Commission. Israel-America Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Executive VP); The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (Past trustee); AAJLJ - American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (Member Board of Governors); President of Myths and Facts, Inc.; Recipient of ZOA's Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award (2005).
Hertz is also the publisher and sponsor of books and articles regarding Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Most notably are Myths and Facts, a Guide to the Arab-Israeli conflict (September, 2001 edition). Reply, a reply to the Advisory Opinion of 9 July 2004 by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) (2004, 2006); This Land is My Land, Mandate for Palestine - The legal aspects of Jewish rights (2006, 2008, English and Hebrew).
Professional Business Background - Eli Hertz, a recognized pioneer in the personal computer industry, was the Founder, CEO and President of Hertz Technology Group, a company dedicated to providing a range of technology-based solutions for efficient workspace environments. Hertz has authored and published many industry-related articles and books. Most notably, his bestseller, Now That I Have OS/2 2.0 On My Computer, What Do I Do Next? (Co-authored 1994, Van Reinhold), discussed IBM’s then newly created operating system (70,000 copies sold). "Marketing Computers," an ADWEEK magazine, called Hertz the "Zelig" of the computer industry: "Able to shift with industry changes, Hertz is a barometer for the future." In 1982 he started Hertz Computer Corporation, which has won numerous awards for design excellence, outstanding performance and exceptional support from such prestigious industry publications as BYTE Magazine, PC Magazine, PC World and Computer Buyer’s Guide.
Educational Background - Hertz received an MBA and BS in Management Science and Economics from Long Island University, and an advanced degree in Manpower Management from the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology.
Military Service - Prior to his arrival in the U.S. in 1974, Hertz served nearly seven years in the Israeli Defense Force as a paratrooper and was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain.
Inventor – Hertz was granted United States Patent No. 7,113,762 B1, September 26, 2006.
Personal Data - Eli E. Hertz is a resident of New York City, where he lives with his wife and three children.