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American Friends of Likud Dinner Attracts Top American, Israeli Leaders | The Jewish Voice - Jan. 2012 |

    The all-star cast included Donald Rumsfeld, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Israeli Lt. Gen. (ret.) Moshe Ya'alon (currently Israel's Vice Premier and Minister of Strategic Affairs), and Dr. Yuval Steinitz, Israel's Minister of Finance. With the presence of these high-profile personalities, the dinner became a platform for many informative and powerful speeches concerning the future of the State of Israel.

    Rumsfeld was presented with the Menachem Begin Award for Political Courage by Robert Kravitz. In his speech, Rumsfeld called Prime Minster Netanyahu -- a previous Begin Awardee -- a "very courageous man."

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    Dr. Yuval Steinitz, Israel's Minister of Finance received the AFL Award for Excellence in Government, presented by Sara Biser. Steinitz, who was appointed by Binyamin Netanyahu to his finance position in 2009, is the engineer of Israel's two year budget.

    In his presentation, Steinitz thanked Ken Abramowitz, the national AFL chairman, who helped him in his early years in the Knesset. He talked about how Israel was able to stand up against the crash of the U.S. and world economies in 2008 under the leadership of PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

by Oui on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 10:07:25 PM EST
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