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Latino Leaders Visit Israel on ADL Mission

Posted: December 10, 2010

Nineteen Latino leaders from across the United States participated in ADL's second Latino Leadership Mission to Israel, November 29-December 5, 2010.  The mission is designed to develop and strengthen ADL's relations within the Hispanic/Latino community, educate Hispanic leaders about the importance of Israel, and give them a multi-faceted and fuller picture of Israeli culture and politics.


The participants hailed from 11 ADL regions in the U.S., including: Albuquerque, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, Santa Barbara, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.   They work in such diverse fields as law enforcement, education, civil rights, journalism and psychology.  The mission was led by ADL staff from New York and Israel.


Over the course of the 7-day mission, the group engaged with Israeli decision-makers, community leaders, and professionals from various spheres of Israeli society.  They heard from an array of speakers, including Israeli and Palestinian journalists, government officials, and grassroots Christian, Jewish and Muslim interfaith activists.


The group visited important Christian and Jewish holy sites and tourist attractions. They were introduced to Israel's high-tech industry, holding briefings with high-tech experts and visiting Better Place – a state-of-the art electric car plant.  The group traveled to various cities including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, Safed and Nazareth.

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