Israel-US Jewish Knesset caucus inaugurated

In an effort to heighten both the knowledge and sensitivity of Israel’s members of Knesset about the American Jewish community, a new Israel-American Jewish Knesset Caucus was inaugurated on Wednesday.

Focused on deepening the understanding and relevance of the relationship with the American Jewish community, the Caucus will raise awareness among MKs, Knesset committees and lobbies concerning agendas and priorities of Israel and the American Jewish community.

With a vast majority (87.5%) of Israelis believing that the American Jewish community is important to the future and security of the State of Israel, according to a Teleseker (TNS) poll sponsored by the Ruderman Family Foundation in January 19, 2012, this new initiative is extremely timely.

Caucus Chairperson MK Ronit Tirosh (Kadima) launched the Caucus to ensure that this crucial relationship stays strong.


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