Kent Swig

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Israel Bonds Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.

Kent Swig with Ambassador Ron Dermer, Israel's Ambassador to the Untied States

Kent Swig with Ambassador Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the Untied States

Over a three day period from June 8 through June 10, 2014, I participated in the annual Israel Bond Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. The purpose of the conference was to provide timely briefings and insights into the leading issues affecting Israel, its neighbors, and its strategic relationship with the Untied States.

The Leadership Conference “kicked off” with a a dinner known as The Ambassador’s Gala where Israel’s Ambassador to the Untied States, Ron Dermer, was honored along with his wife Mrs. Rhoda Dermer.

The dinner was wonderful and Ambassador Dermer provided great insights into the unpresented current events that are affecting the Middle East and Israel.

Also honored were the two ranking congressman from the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs: Representative Ed Royce, the Republican Chairman from California, and Representative Elliot Engel, the Democrat Ranking Member from New York.

Kent Swig with Congressman Ed Royce, Chairman, House Committee  on Foreign Affairs

Kent Swig with Congressman Ed Royce, Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Congressman Elliot L. Engel, Ranking Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Congressman Elliot L. Engel, Ranking Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most heatening, was the way in which Congressman Royce, a Republican, and Congressman Engel, a Democrat, spoke of their unique working relationship with one another and of their bipartisan approach to their Committee on Foreign Affairs. If only the rest of Congress could take their approach to working together and setting the “good of the country” ahead of partisan bickering, the Untied States and Washington, D.C. would be a much better and productive place!

Ambassador Ron Dermer and Mrs. Rhoda Dermer

Ambassador Ron Dermer and Mrs. Rhoda Dermer

Kent Swig with Representative Michelle Backman of Minnesota

Kent Swig with Representative Michelle Backman of Minnesota

Invitation to the Ambassador's Gala

Invitation to the Ambassador’s Gala

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June 18, 2014 at 1:06 pm

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