A delegation of Israeli Knesset Members has traveled to the United States under the auspices of The Jewish Agency for Israel and The Jewish Federations of North America to familiarize themselves with American Jewry, experience American Jewish life, and further strengthen the connection between Israel and the U.S. Jewish community.
The delegation includes government officials from across the political spectrum: MK Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud) and MK Dr. Nachman Shai (Zionist Union), Co-Chairs of the Jewish Agency-initiated Knesset Caucus for Strengthening the Jewish People; MK Meir Cohen (Yesh Atid); MK Revital Swid (Zionist Union); and MK Michal Rozin (Meretz). Accompanying the trip are JFNA Senior Vice President for Global Operations and Director General of the JFNA Israel Office Rebecca Caspi and Jewish Agency Secretary General Josh Schwarcz.
“The primacy of the relationship between the U.S. and Israel is central to Jewish identity and it is through firsthand experiences like these that we are able to strengthen and grow that relationship,” commented Jewish Federations of North America Chair of the Board Trustees Richard Sandler. “Jewish Federations are proud to be a strong part of this effort.”