JNF announce this year’s JNF’s Annual Campaign Dinners headline speakers

May 23, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Former Head of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and CEO of EL Al, Major General (Res.) Elyezer Shkedy, together with world-renowned Israeli mentalist Lior Suchard, will appear exclusively in Australia at JNF’s Annual Dinners in early September.

Major-General Elyzer Shkedy

Prior to serving as CEO of El Al, Shkedy served as the fifteenth Commander of the IAF, culminating a distinguished career as a fighter pilot and in several command positions. This included heading up the Iranian Command, tasked with coordinating Israeli military operations and intelligence gathering against that country and its proxies. During his service, Shkedy played a pivotal role in a number of complicated missions, many of which remain classified and led the IAF through the second Lebanon War.

In 2007, Shkedy was tasked with one of the most important operations ever assigned to the IAF, the strike on a Syrian nuclear reactor, known as Operation Outside the Box. The destruction of the Al-Kibar nuclear facility constitutes one of Israel’s most important and sensitive military-strategic achievements this century.

Lior

Lior Suchard’sperformances have earned him international acclaim as the world’s leading mentalist, entertaining sold-out audiences around the globe and appearing regularly on top-rating TV shows, such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Late Show with James Corden. His dedicated following includes many A list celebrities, business and political leaders and a broad cross-section of society. Lior recently performed at the Eurovision Final in Tel Aviv in front of a television audience of almost 1 billion people.

JNF National CEO Dan Springer commented that “building upon the strong momentum of previous JNF dinners, we decided to mix it up this year, bringing together one of Israel’s most popular military heroes with one of its most internationally celebrated entertainers, for a memorable night of miracles. The 2019 campaign, in support of Kadesh Barnea on the Egyptian border, will continue JNF’s work to grow pioneering communities in the Negev, in the realisation of Ben Gurion’s vision.”

Suchard and Shkedy will headline JNF’s Annual Campaign Dinners in Sydney on September 3 and Melbourne on September 5. Shkedy will headline the Perth function on September 8. For more information or to book, please contact your local JNF office on 1300 563 563 or at www.jnf.org.au

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