Former UN Ambassador John Bolton, a leading contender for Secretary of State in the Trump administration, will headline a special news conference on Sunday, December 11th, 12:45 pm, at the United Nations’s Isaiah Wall, hosted by the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce (OJC), to urge the Obama administration to support Israel at the historically hostile body.
Ambassador Bolton will be joined by Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America, and OJC Public Policy Committee members Dr. Joseph Frager, Odeleya Jacobs, Dr.Paul Brody and Duvi Honig; among other leading public officials and activists. The event is sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America and National Council of Young Israel.
Specifically, these officials and activists will urge President Barack Obama to have the U.S. veto any UN resolution that would unilaterally declare Palestinian statehood. It has been longstanding bipartisan U.S. policy – including of the Obama administration – to veto such unilateral moves, in recognition that a lasting peace can only be reached through negotiation between both sides of the conflict. However, there is increasing pressure on President Obama from figures such as former President Jimmy Carter and The New York Times not to veto an expected UN move towards unilateral Palestinian statehood in the coming weeks, the final ones of the Obama presidency.
This news conference is yet the latest facet of the OJC’s efforts to support Jewish community businesses in the U.S., Israel and around the globe. “We represent a growing network of community members and entrepreneurs who work to benefit each other in any way we can,” says Duvi Honig, Founder and Director of the OJC. “Understandably, protecting Israel at the UN is crucial for the Israeli business environment and U.S.-Israel economic ties.”
In addition to stressing the danger of unilateral Palestinian statehood, the news conference will serve as the official launch of a trailblazing OJC “U.S.-Israel Business Alliance” mission to Israel, which will take place on January 3rd and 4th, 2017. The mission will be led by OJC Public Policy Committee members and other prestigious businesspeople and government officials looking to strengthen economic ties between the two countries. There will be a range of high profile events in Israel during those two days, including a special Knesset session and dinner with President Ruvi Rivlin and leading Israeli cabinet members. Mission participants will network with some of the most influential players in the business and political spheres on behalf of the public.
“Those looking to harm Israel and its businesses keep on doubling down on their efforts,” says Mr. Honig. “We are working around the clock to harness the strength of our businesses and networking capabilities on behalf of U.S.-Israel economic strength.”
Additional details about mission schedule and participants will be released in the weeks ahead. For more information www.ojchamber.com To participate in or sponsor the mission, please call 212-659-5270 Ext. 114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.