By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency
New York — May 22, 2016 … Where does one find a Mossad director, an IDF Chief of Staff, both UN and Washington Israeli ambassadors joining Michael Douglas, Dr. Ruth and the “Son of Hamas” under one roof?
Former Jerusalem Post Editor in Chief Steve Linde and the newly appointed Editor in Chief Yaakov Katz teamed up on this Sunday to bring a who’s who crowd to 42nd Street. The political and celebrity entertainment at the Jerusalem Post 5th Annual New York Conference overshadowed every nearby Broadway show!
Here are some highlights from a day that many of us will cherish for years to come.
Michael Douglas: “For my entire life, I believed that I was not Jewish,
I was consistently told by Jews, ‘You’re not Jewish. Your mother’s not Jewish …
But I wanted to be a part of this tribe. I love the values. I really do.”
Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon: “When we heard things from crackpots
on the streets we didn’t say anything, but now it comes from diplomats in the
parliament of nations. We can’t let anti-Semitism become the official language of the UN.”
Israel Ambassador to Washington Ron Dermer: “World powers supporting an initiative by France to outline parameters for peace between Israel and the Palestinians are ignoring the will of the free people who live in the most endangered democracy on Earth. These powers, albeit
with the best of intentions, will only encourage the Palestinians to continue
their 100 year campaign to destroy the one and only Jewish state.”
Jerusalem Post Senior Editor Caroline Glick told over 1,500 participants that Barack Obama and his foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes had lied to the American people in selling an Iranian nuclear deal that threatens the very survival of Israel and destabilizes the Middle East. Obama
paid JStreet over a half million dollars to sell a false narrative on the Iran Deal.