Dr Mike Evans

Netanyahu meets with American Jewish Committee leaders

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at the Knesset with a delegation from the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Executive Council.

The Monday meeting focused on concerns related to Iran and the importance of the Abraham Accords.

“The Prime Minister explained the danger that Iran poses for the region and the entire world by developing nuclear weapons and stressed the goal that Iran not become a nuclear state needs to be a shared goal of Israel and the US,” according to a statement from the prime minister’s office.

Netanyahu also highlighted the potential to expand the Abraham Accords, noting the importance of the agreement in offering stability in the Middle East.

“Prime Minister Netanyahu also stated the importance of expanding the Abraham Accords and said that expanding them will promote regional stability,” the statement noted. “The Prime Minister thanked the AJC leaders for their activity on behalf of Jews around the world and for strengthening the very important bond between Israel and the US.”

The meeting included AJC CEO Ted Deutch, AJC President Michael Tichnor and the Chairman of both the AJC Board of Governors and Hillel International, Matthew Bronfman.

AJC is a leading global Jewish advocacy organization. Its purpose is to fight antisemitism and all forms of hate, strengthen Israel’s place in the world and defend democratic values.

The AJC congratulated Netanyahu on his victory as prime minister in December. In June 2018, Netanyahu was the keynote speaker at the AJC Global Forum marking Israel’s 70th anniversary, the largest-ever gathering of an American Jewish advocacy organization in Jerusalem.

The organization also celebrated Azerbaijan’s recent decision in November to open an embassy in Jerusalem. The addition added to only the U.S. and a few other nations that have been willing to open a location in the historic capital rather than in Tel Aviv.