PM to address Jewish Federations’ General Assembly via satellite

Israeli PM to address annual event of US Jewish groups following concerns he would break tradition by not attending.


Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
Flash 90

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will address the Jewish Federations of North America’s annual General Assembly next month via satellite on the last day of the conference.

Netanyahu will be interviewed live from Israel, as he was last year. He appeared in person at the 2013 and 2015 General Assemblies and by satellite in 2014 and last year.

The General Assembly will be held in Los Angeles Nov. 12 to Nov. 14.

Reports last week said that an address by Netanyahu had not been confirmed, which was considered unusual that close to the event.

“We are thrilled to once again have Prime Minister Netanyahu with us at this year’s GA, as we have now for so many years running,” said Richard Sandler, chair of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America, in a statement. “It’s a clear display of how important the relationship between Israel and the North American Jewish community is viewed by the Israeli government and by the prime minister himself.”