STPECIAL FOR THE AJT Amb. Ron Prosor

The Katherine and Jacob Greenfield Hebrew Academy is delighted to announce the second program in the GHA Israel Speakers Series. The event will feature Ron Prosor, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

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Ambassador Prosor will speak at GHA on Tues., March. 23 in the GHA auditorium.

“It’s incredibly exciting to have the Ambassador here at GHA,” said Interim Head of School Leah Summers. “Our love for Israel is an important part of who we are at GHA, and Israel’s welfare in the world is a topic that is close to the hearts of all of our GHA family members.”

Ambassador Prosor received his appointment to the U.N. in 2011, when he became Israel’s 16th representative. Chosen for his nearly 20 years of diplomatic experience at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he dealt with coordinating Israel’s response to the Palestinian unilateral bid for statehood immediately upon his ar- rival in New York.

Prior to Ambassador Prosor’s appointment, he was Israel’s ambassador to the United Kingdom for four years.

Ambassador Prosor has become noted for his articulate and witty presentations of Israel’s views, and is also a prolific writer of editorials that clarify Israel’s position.

“Permitting Iran to serve on the U.N.’s leading disarmament committee (First Committee) is like appointing a drug lord CEO of a pharmaceutical company,” is a frequently quoted example of an Ambassador Prosor quip.

The GHA Israel Speaker’s series was initiated by George Birnbaum, an international political consultant who is both an alumnus of and a parent at GHA. Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu was a client during his campaign for re-election, and Mr. Birnbaum spent a year and a half as the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff.

Ambassador Prosor’s talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Editor’s note: although this event is free and open to the public, RSVPs to speakers@ghacademy.org are requested for security reasons.

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