Tidewater gets visit from top AIPAC exec

by | Aug 16, 2012 | Uncategorized

Rick and Karen Lombart, Ron Kramer, Beth and Nathan Jaffe.

Rick and Karen Lombart, Ron Kramer, Beth and Nathan Jaffe.

Howard Kohr, American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s executive director, made his first visit to the Tidewater Jewish community on Tuesday, July 17. His trip is a testament to the tremendous growth in local pro-Israel activism.

In addition to meeting with local pro- Israel activists and political leaders during the day, Kohr delivered a briefing on the current state of the U.S.—Israel relationship at an evening event for AIPAC members at the home of Jodi and Jay Klebanoff.

The executive director’s remarks touched on many of the issues that AIPAC activists deal with daily. He focused on the rapidly evolving security situation in the Middle East following the election of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Mursi as president of Egypt, the bloody civil war in Syria and the intensifying threat posed by Iran and its quest for nuclear weapons.

AIPAC is a fully bi-partisan organization committed to strengthening the ties between the United States and its ally Israel. Kohr encouraged the community members to play an active role in educating their elected officials on the mounting threats to the safety and security of Israel and to encourage their representatives in Washington to support the U.S. – Israel relationship in light of these dangers.

The organization empowers pro-Israel activists across all ages, religions and races by offering educational seminars and speaking engagements. The vital work of AIPAC is made possible by its dedicated membership. For information about membership, contact Kate Samuels at 404-558-5358 or ksamuels@aipac.org.

by Karen Lombart