Diplomatic Outreach

Ronald Klausner and Joel Negrin, Co-Chairs

Mission: To advocate for Israel’s security and status at the UN, and promote American values of democracy and pluralism in order to safeguard Jews around the world. The Chapter, situated in close proximity to N.Y.C.’s consulates and U.N. missions, extends its diplomatic hand to a number of countries to improve our relationship and build understanding on issues of concern to the Jewish community. The chapter is responsible for diplomatic outreach to the following countries: Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Egypt, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Lithuania, Mongolia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine.

Recent Events:

  • Over 30 private meetings with New York-based diplomats to present AJC's global campaign on Palestinian unilateralism as well as their country’s Jewish population and bilateral and multilateral relationships with Israel at their offices, AJC’s national office and at leaders’ homes.
  • Hosted a program, "Insider's Perspective on the Conflict in Syria".
  • Co-sponsored a Human Rights Forum, "Eradicating Violence Against Women" at the Italian Consulate.
  • Hosted the Consul Generals of Hungary, Spain, Sweden and Poland for a program at Beth El Synagogue Center (New Rochelle), "the Rise of European Anti-Semitism." 

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