NY Elected Officials Visit Israel in Show of Solidarity

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The group of New York elected officials at the 9/11 memorial in Yerushalayim. (Courtesy of Councilman Greenfield’s Office)
The group of New York elected officials at the 9/11 memorial in Yerushalayim. (Courtesy of Councilman Greenfield’s Office)

Councilman David Greenfield led a trip to Israel this past week to show a diverse group of African-American, Latino and Asian elected officials the country that is so critical to the heritage of so many New Yorkers.

Participants included Councilmen Ydanis Rodriguez and Robert Cornegy, Sens. Kevin Parker and Jesse Hamilton, Assemblyman Ron Kim, CB12 Chairman Yidel Perlstein, Executive Director of the Sephardic Federation Avi Spitzer, and Mendy Reiner.

Highlights of the trip included a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to discuss Israel’s opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran. Other meetings included dinner with New York Consul General Ido Aharoni, a meeting with a tank battalion commander in the Golan Heights, and the chair of Hebrew University’s political science department.