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Knesset Mission by Year

Knesset Mission, 2011

The Ruderman Knesset Mission in 2011 included six Knesset members representing different parties and segments of Israeli society: MK Carmel Shama Hacohen (Likud), MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), MK Avi Dichter (Likud), MK Ronit Tirosh (Kadima), MK Eitan Cabel (Labor), and MK Daniel Ben Simon (Labor).

The mission lasted one week and included diverse content about American Jewry in the past and present. During the trip, the Knesset members learned not only history but also (and perhaps mainly) about issues related to the future of the American Jewish community and its relationship with Israel.

Some noteworthy components of the mission were a panel discussion on contemporary Jewish denominations in the United States, a dinner with heads of Jewish organizations from many different fields, a conversation with leading journalists about the coverage of Israel and the Jewish community in the American media, meetings with members of Congress and political activists from the Democratic and Republican parties, a historical tour focused on Jewish immigration to New York, a dialogue with non-Jewish American leaders about their relations with Israel and a meeting with Jewish students.

Knesset Mission, 2012

The Ruderman Knesset Mission in 2012 included five Knesset members representing different parties and segments of Israeli society: MK Ofir Akunis (Likud), MK Ilan Gilon (Meretz), MK Raleb Majadele (Labor), MK Lia Shemtov (Yisrael Beitenu), and MK Fania Kirshenbaum (Yisrael Beitenu).

The mission lasted one week and included diverse content about American Jewry in the past and present. During the trip, the Knesset members learned not only about what was, but also (and perhaps mainly) about issues related to the future of the American Jewish community and its relationship with Israel.

Some noteworthy components of the mission were a panel discussion on contemporary Jewish denominations in the United States, a dinner with heads of Jewish organizations from many different fields, a conversation with leading journalists about the coverage of Israel and the Jewish community in the American media, meetings with members of Congress and political activists from the Democratic and Republican parties, a historical tour focusing on Jewish immigration to New York, a dialogue with non-Jewish American leaders about their relations with Israel, and a meeting with Jewish students.

Knesset Mission, 2014

The Ruderman Knesset Mission in 2014 included six Knesset members representing different parties and segments of Israeli society: MK Michal Rozin (Meretz), MK Nachman Shai (Labor), MK Itzik Shmuli (Labor), MK Shimon Solomon (Yesh Atid), MK Shimon Ohayon (Yisrael Beitenu), and MK Shuli Moalem-Refaeli (Jewish Home).

The mission lasted one week and included diverse content about American Jewry in the past and present. During the trip, the Knesset members learned not only about what was, but also (and perhaps mainly) about issues related to the future of the American Jewish community and its relationship with Israel.

Some noteworthy components of the mission were a panel discussion on contemporary Jewish denominations in the United States, a dinner with heads of Jewish organizations from many different fields, a conversation with leading journalists about the coverage of Israel and the Jewish community in the American media, meetings with members of Congress and political activists from the Democratic and Republican parties, a historical tour focusing on Jewish immigration to New York, a dialogue with non-Jewish American leaders about their relations with Israel, and a meeting with Jewish students.

Knesset Mission, 2016

The Ruderman Knesset Mission in 2016 included six Knesset members representing different parties and segments of Israeli society: MK Dr. Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid); MK Omer Barlev (Zionist Union); MK Yoav Kisch (Likud); MK Dr. Yifat Shasha-Biton (Yesh Atid); MK Michal Biran (Zionist Union) and MK Dr. Avraham Neguise (Likud).

The mission lasted one week (Nov. 8 – 14, 2016). During that time, the participants visited New York and Boston, learned about American Jewry in the past and present, and heard about issues related to the future of the American Jewish community.

Some noteworthy components of the mission were a panel discussion on contemporary Jewish denominations in the United States, a dinner with heads of Jewish organizations from many different fields, a conversation with leading journalists about the coverage of Israel and the Jewish community in the American media, meetings with members of Congress and political activists from the Democratic and Republican parties, a historical tour focusing on Jewish immigration to New York, a dialogue with non-Jewish American leaders about their relations with Israel and a meeting with Jewish students.

Knesset Mission, 2017

The Ruderman Knesset Mission in 2017 included five Knesset members representing different parties and segments of Israeli society: MK Amir Ohana (Likud); MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin (Zionist Union); MK Tali Ploskov (Kulanu); MK Rachel Azaria (Kulanu) and MK Mickey Levy (Yesh Atid).

The mission lasted one week. During that time, the participants visited New York and Washington, learned about American Jewry in the past and present and heard about issues related to the future of the American Jewish community. In addition, the Knesset members participated actively in the annual conference of AIPAC, one of the most powerful pro-Israel organizations in the United States, as part of the Ruderman Family Foundation’s collaboration with AIPAC.

In addition to the time spent at the annual AIPAC conference, some noteworthy components of the study tour were a panel discussion on contemporary Jewish denominations in the United States, a dinner with heads of Jewish organizations from many different fields, a conversation with leading journalists about the coverage of Israel and the Jewish community in the American media, meetings with members of Congress and political activists from the Democratic and Republican parties, a historical tour focusing on Jewish immigration to New York, a dialogue with non-Jewish American leaders about their relations with Israel and a meeting with Jewish students.