Trump to address upcoming conference of Israeli-American community

Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2019 14:48
Written by Eli Leon/Israel Hayom


U.S. President Donald Trump will speak at the Israeli-American Council’s annual conference, scheduled to take place on Dec. 7 in Hollywood, Florida.

This will be the American president’s first speech before an apolitical Jewish organization since he was elected into office in 2016.

The Israeli-American Council is a California-based nonprofit organization that represents and serves more than 250,000 Israeli-Americans across the United States.

Its mission is to preserve and strengthen the Israeli and Jewish identities of future generations, strengthen the American Jewish community, and strengthen the relationship between the American public and Israel.

Active in over 73 communities and 100 college campuses in the US, the IAC is considered the fastest-growing Jewish organization in the world.

The annual conference will begin on Dec. 5 and continue through to Dec. 8. More than 3,500 people from across the US and Israel are expected to attend, including elected officials, senior academics and media outlets, as well as leaders from the Jewish and Israeli-American community.

This year, the conference will be held under the banner of “Israel Together.” The theme aims to send an unreserved message of support with respect to the connection between the State of Israel and the Jewish people.

IAC Chief Executive Officer Shoham Nicolet said, “For an organization as young as ours, it is a great honor to host US President Trump, for whom it will be the first time in which he speaks before an apolitical Jewish organization. This is important not only for the IAC but for the entire pro-Israeli community in the United States that believes in strong ties between the countries.”

Posted in New Britain Herald, Nation-World on Wednesday, 13 November 2019 14:48. Updated: Wednesday, 13 November 2019 14:51.