Today a delegation of foreign Ambassadors to the United States and United Nations began a week-long visit in Israel, hosted by Ambassador Gilad Erdan, and sponsored by The American Zionist Movement (AZM). Diplomats from Australia, Argentina, Bhutan, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Hungary, Kenya, Guatemala, Ukraine, and Tonga are participating.
Deborah Isaac, President of AZM, said: “It is our sincere pleasure to sponsor this diplomatic visit in partnership with Ambassador Erdan. We hope that the participants will come away from the experience with a deeper and more realistic perspective of Israel and the threats it faces, as well as an appreciation for the rich and diverse culture of the State of Israel. The American Zionist Movement looks forward to forging new and lasting friendships with the members of the delegation and their host countries.”
H.E. Gilad Erdan, Ambassador of Israel to the United States and the United Nations said, “There is nothing stronger than sight. A visit to Israel reveals the truth and leaves a mark on everyone who comes here. I set a goal for myself to bring to Israel as many ambassadors to the US and UN as possible to strengthen our position in the world and prove Israel’s right to defend itself.”
The delegation will visit Israel’s Northern and Southern borders and communities, see Hamas and Hezbollah terror tunnels, and receive security briefings. The Ambassadors will also visit historical and religious sites and hi-tech centers and meet with senior Israel government officials. On Tisha B’Av they will participate in a special Holocaust Remembrance program at Yad Vashem, arranged by International March of The Living, which is a co-sponsor of the delegation.
National Program and Communications Director