WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Israel’s Minister of Construction Yoav Galant, former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon, and renowned diplomat Dennis Ross will be among the roster of distinguished speakers at the Israeli-American Council (IAC)’s third annual National Israeli-American Conference, which will take place September 24th through 26th in Washington, D.C. Additional marquee speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We are thrilled to host this historic conference—the largest gathering of Israeli-Americans in history—which will engage, inspire, and mobilize our community,” said Adam Milstein, Chairman of the IAC. “The event will demonstrate that the IAC is not only a growing organization; it is a movement that has vast potential to strengthen America, Israel, and the Jewish people.”
The event will bring together more than 2,000 activists from the Israeli-American and Jewish-American communities, along with senior public officials and diplomats, cultural icons, prominent thinkers and journalists, civic and business leaders, and many other powerful voices from both the U.S. and Israel.
“The National Israeli-American Conference is convening major thought leaders, policymakers, and influencers for critical conversations about how to strengthen the three pillars vital for the Jewish future: the next generation, the State of Israel, and the Diaspora,” said IAC CEO Shoham Nicolet. “Israeli-Americans constitute 10 percent of Jewish Americans. Together, we will explore how our community can serve as a living bridge to address the growing gaps between the Jewish state and the Jewish people, particularly here in the U.S.”
Other speakers will include U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman, Israel’s Minister of Science, Technology and Space Ofir Akunis, and current and former Knesset members from a range of parties. The conference will also feature the 2016 recipient of the Israel Prize, and numerous military officers, academics, editors, journalists, authors, artists, and non-profit leaders from both countries.
To attend, press must register at www.israeliamerican.org/conference.
About the IAC: Headquartered in Los Angeles, the IAC is committed to building an engaged and united Israeli-American community that strengthens our next generations, the American Jewish community, and the State of Israel. The IAC strives to achieve these goals through programs and events for all ages—and by empowering and supporting a wide array of non-profit organizations within the Israeli-American community. For more information about the Israeli-American Council, please visit www.israeliamerican.org