UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL: THROUGH THE EYES OF THE AMBASSADOR
The 2018 Main Event with Daniel Shapiro, U.S. Ambassador to Israel (2011-2017)
Co-chairs Risa Miller and Jeff Turk, invite you to join them at the Federation’s 2018 Main Event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Temple Israel featuring Ambassador Daniel Shapiro. The Main Event is the Jewish Federation’s most widely attended event of the campaign season and part of our Israel @ 70 festivities.
Serving in the Obama Administration for eight years, Ambassador Daniel Shapiro— heralded as "a pioneer of public diplomacy" and highly sought-after for his shrewd insights into regional affairs— won praise from leaders of both the U.S. and Israel for his deft management of bilateral relations during a period marked by challenges.
As Ambassador to Israel from July 2011 until the end of the Obama Administration, Shapiro skillfully navigated U.S.-Israel relations during Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, the Iran nuclear agreement, regional instability, and periods of significant bilateral tension and disagreement. A fluent Hebrew speaker, his time as Ambassador was marked by seamlessly combining his tremendous knowledge and experience with unprecedented levels of engagement with Israel's diverse communities. The Tablet Magazine once wrote, Shapiro "won over Israelis across the political spectrum through determined outreach and his demonstrable concern and care for the Jewish state." Among Ambassador Shapiro's other accomplishments were negotiating the $38 billion Memorandum of Understanding for U.S. military aid to Israel and 40% growth in U.S.-Israel trade.
Shapiro's time as Ambassador followed a diverse career involving over 20 years in senior foreign policy and national security positions in the United States government, including as the Senior Direction for the Middle East and North Africa at the National Security Council.
Currently, Shapiro is the Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Tel Aviv University’s Institute of National Security Studies, where he remains in-demand by both Israeli and U.S. media outlets for his remarkable breadth of insights. From his current vantage point in Israel, Shapiro is uniquely qualified to give a behind-the-scenes account of U.S.-Israel relations under the current Administration, Israeli-Palestinian talks, and negotiations surrounding the Iran nuclear deal.
Main Event tickets are $36 each. CLICK HERE AND PURCHASE YOUR TICKET TODAY or call 704-944-6757.
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