PI Alumnus Consul General for Lithuanian Pledges Support and Security for Jewish Cemeteries
PI alumnus (Diplomatic Leadership 2015) and Lithuanian Consul General, Hon. Julius Pranevicius, hosted a group of Jewish Rabbis and leaders to discuss the preservation of Jewish cemeteries and mass graves in Lithuania. Consul General Pranevicius reaffirmed his pledge to protect the security of Jewish cemeteries in his country. Read the full story here.
Miami Herald OpEd Features Project Interchange and Miami Entrepreneur Delegation
The Miami Herald featured an OpEd by AJC Miami’s Brian Siegal and Knight Foundation’s Matt Haggman about their experiences, lessons learned, and perspectives from Israel as a result of the AJC Project Interchange delegation of high tech Miami-based entrepreneurs. One of the best practices cited was Israel’s emphasis “building an entrepreneurial eco-system” as a path to success. Read more here.
AJC’s Juan Dircie Publishes a Spanish-Language Op-Ed About The Vatican’s Decision To Recognize the Palestinian State
Following Project Interchange’s recent delegation of Latino Media Leaders to Israel, Juan Dircie, Associate Director-Miami, AJC’s Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs, published an article in Dario Las Americas about the recent decision by the Vatican in recognizing the Palestinian State. Juan led the delegation and was invited by PI alumnus and Latino Media Leaders seminar participant, Manuel Aguilera, Executive Director of Dario Las Americas, to write an article about the announcement from the Vatican and what it means for Israelis and the Jewish State. Read the full article here.