June 29, 2023 — New York
AJC CEO Ted Deutch today issued this statement following the appointment by Secretary of State Antony Blinken of Ambassador Dan Shapiro to be Senior Advisor for Regional Integration:
"Ambassador Dan Shapiro is an excellent choice to lead America’s efforts to expand the circle of peace in the Middle East, from strengthening the Abraham Accords to working to normalize relations between Israel and Arab and Muslim-majority countries. He is a close friend of AJC and an ardent supporter of the U.S.-Israel relationship. Thank you to the Biden administration and Secretary Blinken for recognizing the importance of, and need for, this critical role.Through AJC’s Abu Dhabi, Jerusalem and Washington, D.C. offices, we look forward to working with Ambassador Shapiro in his new role as regional integration envoy for the U.S."