A high-level delegation of Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi, Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen and National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat will arrive with senior IDF officers in Washington.
“I expect Israel's group of friends to grow even wider in the years ahead,” he said.
Including Israel in the program has been a matter of ongoing discussions between Jerusalem and Washington for years.
"Hezbollah’s continued military buildup and harmful activities have the potential to lead to serious consequences including a renewal of large scale hostilities between the parties.”
Guest speaker Gal Gadot said at the event: "Alone, we’re strong – but together, we’re stronger.”
The IHRA definition is not legally binding, and is meant to be a tool for countries to identify hatred and discrimination against Jews.
Since 2018, Israel has been reporting more indictments against home growers and less against dealers.
In the letter, the ambassador emphasized that Israel has the right and will “take all necessary measures to protect its citizens.”
“As Israel’s ambassador to the US, it is very important to me to connect with all sectors of American society, and in particular with minority groups."
"We will not be able to be part of such a process if the new administration returns to that deal," Ambassador Gilad Erdan told Israel's Army Radio.