23 Members of Parliament from around the world will arrive next week to participate in the annual Chairmen’s conference of the Israel Allies Foundation (IAF)
The biggest political conference to take place in Israel since the Covid pandemic
In partnership with the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement
They will meet with Ministers Yair Lapid TBD, Matan Kahana, Yuli Edelstein, Ze’ev Elkin, the head of the Binyamin Regional Council Israel, Israel Gantz, Natan Sharansky and more * They will tour Jerusalem, Atarot and Psagot * Will discuss the situation in Ukraine * Sign a resolution that they pledge to continue to fight anti-Semitism in the world
23 Parliamentarians from around the world, including the Minister of Technology from Uruguay, Senator Mizrahi from Colombia running in the May presidential election, US Republican congressman Doug Lamborn, Democratic congressman and close ally of Biden Juan Vargas, MPs from Finland, Holland, Sweden, Romania, England, Wales, Kenya, Liberia and more will attend the eighth annual conference next week on the 20-22th of March in the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.
Many of these parliament members serve as Chairman of the Israel Allies Caucuses in their parliaments , advancing pro-Israel legislation. Israel Allies Caucuses worldwide focus on legislation against antisemitism, anti-Zionism and de-legitimization of Israel.
This year the Chairman’s Conference will focus on combatting antisemitism, the Iranian nuclear deal, construction in Jerusalem and the situation in Ukraine.
The members of this delegation are scheduled to meet with influential Israeli politicians such as Ministers Yair Lapid (TBD), Matan Kahana, Yuli Edelstein, Zeev Elkin, Binyamin Regional Council Chairman Israel Gantz, Natan Sharansky and more.
On Sunday, March 20, 2222, the members of parliament will tour Jerusalem - the Western Wall, the City of David and continue to Psagot and from there to Atarot, where they will sign a declaration which reads “We support the sovereign right of the State of Israel to build in its indivisible capital of Jerusalem”.
This is the largest international political delegation to come to Israel since the emergence of the covid pandemic. This year, a parliament member from Malawi will travel to Israel for her first time, announcing the opening date of the embassy in Jerusalem.
Among the prominent MPs who will attend this year's conference:
Senator Edgar Mizrahi of Colombia, who intends to run for president in May
Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn, who is working to stop the funding given to the Palestinian Authority on the grounds that the funds are being transferred to terrorists.
Democratic Congressman Juan Vargas who is very close to Biden but opposes the Iran deal.
Member of Parliament from Malawi Joyce Chitsulo to declare the date of the move of Malawi's embassy to Jerusalem
Uruguay's Minister of Technology - Ruperto Long
Venezuelan lawmaker Lawrence Castro, an opposition man who opposes President Maduro and opposes Biden's request to buy fuel from the ruler and dictator of his generation.
Member of Parliament from Finland, Peter Ostman, who is currently working on the adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism in Finland, at a time when Putin is threatening Finland.
Romanian MP Ben Oni Ardelean who will talk about the situation on Romania's border with Ukraine
EU Member of Parliament Bert-Jan Ruissen from the Netherlands, who will talk about the situation in Ukraine
Member of Parliament for the United Kingdom Mark Pritchard who is the vice chair of the UK’s parliamentary group on Ukraine.
Additional MPs from Sweden, Guatemala, Slovakia, Honduras, the Czech Republic, Kenya, Liberia and more will attend the conference.
IAF President Josh Reinstein, stated: "This year, the Jerusalem Chairman’s Conference will prepare legislators from all over the world to tackle rising anti-Semitism. While meeting with ministers and leading political figures in Israel, we will also focus on the war in Ukraine and strengthening our united capital of Jerusalem. We will continue to empower faith-based diplomacy and will use all the means at our disposal to fight anti-Semitism around the world."
Israel Allies Foundation.
Founded in 2007, The Israel Allies Foundation is dedicated to promoting communication between parliamentarians and legislators around the world over who share a belief that the State of Israel has the right to exist in peace within secure borders.
Today, the IAF coordinates the activities of 50 Israel Allies Caucuses around the world.
Photo Avi Hayoun