Rendezvous in Washington: 2013 Congressional Israel Allies Caucus Reception

I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 Congressional Israel Allies Caucus Reception on Capitol Hill last Monday night. Eytan Laor of American Principles PAC was very gracious to extend an invitation to me. The event is put on by Israel Allies Foundation.

I was joined by my friends Danielle Saul and Isaac Baskin, and ran into another friend and fellow Zionist Matthew Redmond of Georgetown University.

Over 25 members of Congress and 100 other guests were in attendance.  Two other prominent guests were Ambassador Barukh Binah, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, and MK Rabbi Binyamin Elon, Founder of Israel Allies Foundation.

My friends and I had the opportunity to meet several esteemed members of Congress. We talked to Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Rep. Ilean Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC).

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Israel Allies Caucus Reception 001With Renee Ellmers


With Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

I’m always thankful to attend events like this. I’m proud to be a Zionist and am proud to do my part to bolster the U.S.-Israel relationship.

“We regard it as our duty to declare that Jewish Jerusalem is an organic and inseparable part of the State of Israel, as it is an inseparable part of the history of Israel, of the faith of Israel.” — David Ben-Gurion, Knesset speech, December 1949