Alhadeff on his way to AIPAC

May 18, 2011 Agencies
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Vic Alhadeff, CEO of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, will attend a conference in Washington next week to be addressed by U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Vic Alhadeff

US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will be keynote speakers at the AIPAC Policy Conference which opens in Washington DC on Sunday.

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff will attend the annual conference along with 10,000 delegates. It will feature sessions on US-Israel missile defence co-operation, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Gaza, Lebanon, the turmoil in the Arab world, the global campaign to delegitimise Israel, the settlements and future Palestinian leadership.

“It’s about hearing the latest insights into current issues from experts at the cutting-edge of international policy,” Alhadeff said. “It’s about learning from those involved in best-practice advocacy work.”

The AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) conference runs from May 22-24, after which Alhadeff will meet with a number of Jewish leaders and organisations in New York, including UN Watch, the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League, Standwithus and the Joint Distribution Committee.





4 Responses to “Alhadeff on his way to AIPAC”
  1. Lisa says:

    Good on you Vic! What an oppurtunity to go to AIPAC and be amongst some truly great Israel supporters! Who wouldn’t rather be their in person then in front of a computer! Seriously!

    As for you Paul.. GET A LIFE !!!

  2. Paul Winter says:

    Well, we will just have to agree to differ. I too stay abreast of developments and I am interested in the goings on at AIPAC meetings, but I can all that just by sitting in front of my computer. The CEO of the NSWJBD has responsibilities within NSW and the ECAJ has responsibilities vis-a-vis the government. Nowhere have I read that Peter Wertheim is going to New York or to Washington where he could meet with the various organisations listed. There is no problem with someone from Australia going, but there is some concern about spheres of responsibility, funding and the management of the affairs of the Board while its CEO is away. While the former editor of the AJN may be the best person to go overseas, but the “professional responsibility” of the CEO surely is not whatever he considers the responsibility to be. What is the NSWJBD president doing and why was the plenum not informed, just a couple of days ago?

  3. Vic Alhadeff says:

    As CEO of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, it is my professional responsibility to stay abreast of developments on all current issues of relevance to Jewish communities everywhere. The AIPAC policy conference is one of the pre-eminent events in that regard.

  4. Paul Winter says:

    Bon voyage Vic, I hope that you have a safe, profitable and enjoyable trip. But aren’t you the CEO of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies? And isn’t the sphere of responsibility of the NSWJBD Jewish issues within the state of NSW? I would have thought that the ECAJ, the roof body of Australian Jewry would have sent a representative to the AIPAC meeting if anyone at all should have gone, apart from some reporter from the Australian Jewish News? Anyway, it is a nice change from visiting schools in rural NSW.

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