“When Netanyahu comes to America ahead of the election, of course he has to meet with the president,” Malcolm Hoenlein said. “You just have to be smart on how to go around it.”
Honored by Bar Ilan University, Malcolm Hoenlein strives for unity among Diaspora Jewry.
In a cantorial and choral ceremony with the Great Synagogue choir led by chief Cantor Chaim Adler and conducted by Elli Jaffe, Lauder and Hoenlein were honored with the dedication of walls.
American Jewish leaders asked Israel's ambassador, Ron Dermer, whether they should meet with Qatar's emir. He encouraged them not to do so.
The UAE leaders also talked about tolerance and described efforts by the education system to combat the attraction of radical Islamic extremism to the country’s youth.
The prominent US Jewish leaders' aim is to foster better ties between the UAE , US, American Jewish community and Israel.
Chancellor of Ariel University also receives prize.
Qatar’s outreach to the Jewish community began only after the imposition of a crushing boycott by Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt for Qatar’s support of terrorism.
Malcolm Hoenlein, who is close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has long maintained covert contacts with Arab and Muslim countries.
“The issue of staffing at the State Department is critical — at UNESCO and in the myriad other areas where US leadership is crucial," says ADL chief.