OU and RCA Leadership Meet with Israel's Government, Political and Military leaders

Posted on February 18, 2014 In Blog


This week, leadership from the Orthodox Union (OU) and the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) participated in the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations’ annual mission to Israel. During the mission, they met with key government, political and military leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman, Defense Minister General Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon, Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni, Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett, Minister of Finance Yair Lapid, Leader of the Opposition Yitzhak Herzog, and Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. Dan Shapiro.

Pictured at the Knesset are (l to r): Rabbi Mark Dratch, Executive Vice President of the RCA, Martin Nachimson, President of the OU, Steve Savitsky, Chairman of the Board of the OU, Rabbi Leonard Matanky, President of the RCA, and Nathan Diament, OU’s Executive Director for Public Policy.