Ayalon to speak at JH Israel events in Birmingham

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon will be in Birmingham on Nov. 12 for a couple of events, including the JH Israel Annual Dinner.

Ayalon, who formerly was Israel’s ambassador to the United States from 2002 to 2006, will speak on “The Truth about Israel and Its Impact on the Global Community” at the dinner, which benefits the JH Israel leadership development project.

He was part of the Israeli delegation to negotiations at Sharm el-Sheikh, Wye Plantation and Camp David in 2000, and worked with President George W. Bush on the peace process “Road Map.” In 2010 JTA named him the most influential Israeli politician on Twitter.

JH Israel is an outgrowth of Birmingham-based JH Ranch, a Christian group that has a leadership development facility in California. The organization built a national youth leadership development center in Ariel, which opened in 2010, and routinely leads trips to Israel.

Ayalon will also address a luncheon of the U.S. Israel Education Association, which provides innovative educational initiatives for members of Congress, to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. Unlike many fact-finding tours of Israel, these trips include visits to the territories. His luncheon topic will be “The Changing Middle East and the Importance of the U.S.- Israel Relationship.”

Both events will be held at The Club. The dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $150. A Patron’s table is available for $2500 and includes a private reception with Ayalon before the event. For more information, contact LeLe Fraser, (205) 547-5474, or email events@jhisrael.com.

For information about the luncheon, call (205) 547-5466 or email Jeanette Hightower at jeanette@usieducation.org.