WATCH: Netanyahu addresses Jewish Federation General Assembly

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addresses the general assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America at the Binyanei Ha'uma convention center in Jerusalem.

By SARA MILLER
November 10, 2013 18:36
1 minute read.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly.

Netanyahu at Jewish Federations GA 3 370. (photo credit: Sam Sokol)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again



The general assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America got off to a gregarious start on Sunday afternoon, as hundreds of Jews from all over the world gathered at the Binyanei Ha'uma (convention center) in Jerusalem.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The convention center was transformed by dozens of booths and stalls, taken by Jewish charities and NGOs, Israeli businesses and even felafel and shawarma stands. Pride of place in the center of the lobby was taken by a mock market stall - no doubt signifying this year's theme of "the global shuk".


  

The night's guest of honor was Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who was expected in his speech to repeat his warnings about striking a "bad deal" with Iran over its nuclear program. Although an agreement had not been reached in the three days of talks in Geneva between Iran and the international community, the US is expected to be prepared to offer a reduction in the crippling sanctions on Iran in return for a partial halt in uranium enrichment by Tehran.

Netanyahu at the Jewish Federations General Assembly in Jerusalem. (Julia Franks)

The annual general assembly of the Jewish Federations is held in a different location in the US and Canada every year, and in Israel once every five years. The conference is known for attracting big names, and this year is no different - the scheduled speakers also include President Shimon Peres, Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett.


Related Content

Joan Rivers
August 28, 2014
Joan Rivers rushed to hospital following throat surgery

By JPOST.COM STAFF