Bolton, Shaked to highlight 6 Day War event in NY

50th anniversary of the Six Day War, as well as the 25th yahrzeit of former PM Menachem Begin, to be marked in Queens.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Rabbi Shlomo Goren at the Kotel
Rabbi Shlomo Goren at the Kotel
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A special event commemorating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and re-unification of Yerushalayim, as well as the 25th yahrzeit of former Prime Minister Menachem Begin will take place at the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, in Queens, New York, on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

Former UN Ambassador John Bolton and Israeli Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked will speak at the inaugural event focusing on these three historic occasions, sponsored by Young Israel Chovevei Zion and the National Council of Young Israel.

This momentous event is being chaired by Dr. Joe & Karen Frager of Jamaica Estates and co-Chaired by Dr. Paul & Drora Brody of Great Neck, NY. The media coordinator is Odeleya Jacobs of Kew Gardens Hills, NY.

The event is free, but sponsors are welcome. A light buffet will be catered by Aron’s Kissena Farms - first come, first served - beginning at 4:00 p.m. A VIP reception for sponsors will take place with Minister Shaked and Ambassador Bolton prior to the event, where supporters will personally be greeted by the dignitaries. Don't miss a unique opportunity to hear crucial messages from both the American and Israeli perspectives, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Mrs. Jacobs noted that this is a propitious time, right before Rosh Hashanah, to reflect on the blessing of having a State of Israel, and to commemorate the upcoming Jubilee of the Six Day War, the reunification of Yerushalayim, as well as the 25th yahrzeit of the legendary Prime Minister Menachem Begin z"l.

Dr. Frager stated that Ambassador John Bolton has been a good friend to Israel over the past 15 years. He led the fight against the build-up of arms in Iran and the fight against the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Ambassador Bolton was instrumental in getting rid of the resolution in which Zionism was equated with racism during the presidency of former President George HW Bush. He speaks about United States-Middle East relations every day. He is one of the top friends of Israel. "We are honored that Ambassador Bolton will be speaking at this event.”

Dr. Brody explained that Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked is a rising star in Israeli politics. "She has fought hard for the development of Yehuda and Shomron, as well as for transparency of the NGOs. She has changed the judicial landscape in Israel with the appointment of over 100 Judges."

Dr. Frager, Dr. Brody and Mrs. Jacobs have worked often as a group advocating for Israel, including organizing Knesset conferences, working with American and Israeli politicians, combating BDS, clarifying misinformation about Israel, and bringing important speakers to the Israel Day Concert in Central Park, which they have organized as a group over several decades.

The group - who brought Gov. Mike Huckabee to Israel several times, as well as media mogul Glenn Beck, and Washington State Congressman Dave Reichert - organized a trip to Israel, just three weeks ago, bringing FOX News Contributor, Major Pete Hegseth, which gave him an entirely new perspective about Israel and what Israelis face. The Jewish community appreciates all of their hard work and dedication.

Photo ID will be required for entry. No bags or backpacks will be allowed. Early arrival is highly suggested as security checks will take time. People are encouraged to join the growing group of Sponsors to personally meet Ambassador Bolton & Minister Shaked.