Israel Relations

March 11, 2019

“Historic Occasion” as Tennessee expresses support for Israel

Above: Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Israeli Consul General Judith Varnai Shorer and Sen. Mark Pody are joined by Nashville rabbis at the signing ceremony for a proclamation of support for Israel on March 7 With Israeli Consul General Judith Varnai […]
December 27, 2018

Mississippi: Can’t help falling in love with Israel

Photo: Governor Phil Bryant and Consul General Lior Haiat visit the Elvis Inn, near Jerusalem From Southern Jewish Life and JNS reports In November, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant made his fourth trip to Israel in five years, leading a 20-member […]
December 4, 2018

Iron Dome architect building stronger U.S.-Israel relationships

Heather Johnston and Gen. Charles Krulak of Birmingham, along with U.S. Ambassador David Friedman and Ari Sacher at a recent event in Israel Pair an easy-going, quick to make a joke Orthodox Jew with a fiery and tenacious Christian Zionist […]
November 7, 2018

Long-time Jerusalem Post writer: Israel should be grateful for Christian support

One of Israel’s best-known journalists believes that Israelis should be thankful for the growing Christian Zionist movement, which is providing the Jewish state with crucial support. Herb Keinon, long-time diplomatic correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, said that Biblically-inspired Christians who […]
November 6, 2018

Water, energy and security emphasized as La. Governor Edwards visits Israel

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards at signing of collaboration agreement between the Water Institute of the Gulf in Baton Rouge and Israel’s Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, at Ben Gurion University on Oct. 29. At the end of October, Louisiana […]
August 14, 2018

Tulane President Fitts visits Israel to explore expanded collaboration

With a large Jewish student population, Tulane University has always had close ties with Israeli institutions. In June, Tulane President Michael Fitts made his first visit to Israel as part of a 17-member delegation of university presidents, seeking to further […]
June 6, 2018

At 70th anniversary celebration, Louisiana strikes blow against BDS

The State of Louisiana celebrated Israel’s 70th birthday on May 22 with a series of events at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge, culminating in an executive order by Governor John Bel Edwards that forbids state agencies from doing business […]