U.S. Cong. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Middle East & North Africa Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Cong. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee, were keynote speakers at an Aventura Marketing Council (AMC) Chairman’s Roundtable in partnership with AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). This very special event was hosted by The Dental Care Group, Orna Security, Sapoznik Insurance and Tate Enterprises.
AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Weiss, Serota, Helfman welcomed business and community leaders gathered at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach along with event moderator Lauren Schulman, AIPAC Florida Regional Political Director. During the world-class networking luncheon, Ros-Lehtinen and Deutch shared philosophies regarding Israel and the Middle East:
“America’s allies are often the only stabilizing presence in otherwise chaotic regions of the world. To that end, we are strong supporters of Israel, and believe that the U.S.-Israel alliance is critical to the national security interests of both nations.”
“It’s important for the U.S. to continue to show support for Israel, especially in a region that continues to be so volatile and violent. This is why we introduced the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act, which the House passed with 410 members of Congress voting in support, and a resolution denouncing Hamas' use of civilians as human shields, which is in violation of international humanitarian law.”
“We are now witnessing the violent rise of ISIS as it spreads its hateful ideology and ruthless actions. It is in the best national security interests of the U.S. and Israel to defeat this global terrorist network. The U.S. must take the lead in bringing together a coalition of nations that have the same security concerns and bring ISIS down.”
“Even as we’ve been focused on the war in Gaza, let’s remember that come November, we have a deadline with negotiations in Iran. The idea that Iran could possess a nuclear weapon is the most significant threat to Israel, to the region and ultimately to the U.S. We have the responsibility to make sure there is no ‘bad deal’ that puts Israel and our interests at risk.”
The audience was fully engaged, posed thought-provoking questions and were most grateful for their leadership, support and taking the time to provide this substantive briefing.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a bipartisan grassroots movement committed to ensuring Israel’s security and protecting American interests in the Middle East. AIPAC works with Democrats, Republicans and Independents in Congress, and policymakers in the executive branch, to promote a policy that strengthens bilateral ties between the United States and Israel.
AIPAC empowers pro-Israel activists across all ages, religions and races to be politically engaged and to build relationships with members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to promote the U.S.-Israel strategic alliance.
The vital work of AIPAC is made possible by its dedicated membership participating in AIPAC’s clubs, investing with the AIPAC Tomorrow Campaign, and being politically engaged with members of Congress.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is registered as a domestic lobby and supported financially by private donations. AIPAC is not a political action committee and does not rate, endorse or contribute to candidates.
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has been an undisputable force in shaping the real estate industry for over 50 years. Stanley Tate is the legendary founder of the Stanley Tate Prepaid College Fund.
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By Bari Auerbach