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    • 01/23/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
    • Ansley Golf Club
    • 0
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    United States Relations with Israel. The United States was the first country to recognize Israel as a state in 1948, and the first to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 2017. Israel has long been, and remains, America’s most reliable partner in the Middle East. Israel and the United States are bound closely by historic and cultural ties as well as by mutual interests.

    Israel’s founding was preceded by more than 50 years of efforts to establish a sovereign state as a homeland for the Jewish people. The 1917 Balfour Declaration asserted the British Government’s support for the creation “in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” Following the end of World War I (1914-1918), the League of Nations entrusted Great Britain with the Mandate for Palestine. Immediately after the end of British mandate on May 14, 1948, the State of Israel was proclaimed, and the U.S. recognized Israel that same day. Arabs in the Mandatory and neighboring Arab states rejected a 1947 UN partition plan that would have divided the Mandatory into separate Jewish and Arab states, and the area has seen periods of invasions and armed conflict since 1948.

    The United States is committed to supporting the parties in efforts to reach a lasting, comprehensive peace agreement that offers a brighter future to both Israel and the Palestinians.

    Anat Sultan-Dadon joined the Israeli diplomatic corps in 2004. She has extensive experience working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has held various posts and positions in Israel and abroad. She has held positions at the Israeli embassies in Cameroon, Germany, the Netherlands and most recently in Canberra, Australia. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem she has held positions in the Euroasia Division and the Asia-Pacific Division. 

    Consul General Sultan-Dadon assumed her role as the Consul General of Israel to the Southeastern United States in July 2019. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and education and masters in criminology from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

    Consul General Sultan-Dadon is joined by her husband, Yaron, and their three daughters.​

     


     

     



    • 02/22/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Capital City Club
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    The Mid-Winter Gala is a black tie optional* dinner and dance for both ACIR and International Club of Atlanta (ICA) members and non-member friends. It is an opportunity to spend an evening together with those members of the Atlanta community who share a strong desire to remain aware of international events shaping our world today and learning how we collectively can live with one another to accomplish our shared aspirations of peace and understanding for all humanity. Please join us for this very special event which will include a cocktail hour, a delicious meal, a 16-piece live orchestra, and dancing.

    Music to be provided by Lanier Jazz, www.lanierjazz.com.

    Dinner menu includes iced tea and coffee service, house-made breads, CCC crackers and butter.  Also included is a mixed greens and romaine salad with dried cranberries, candied pecans, and a honey balsamic vinaigrette (gluten free).  Entrees, selected during the event registration process, include one of the following four options:  (1) slow braised beef short rib, cabernet glaze, cheddar mashed potatoes, asparagus and baby carrots (gluten free), (2) grilled filet of salmon, tomato-herb beurre blanc, roasted garlic smashed new potatoes, sauteed spinach (gluten free), (3) grilled breast of organic chicken a la diable, mustard-peppercorn-brandy demi-glaze, roasted garlic new potatoes, asparagus and baby carrots (gluten free), or (4) stuffed butternut squash, cranberries, kale, caramelized onion, cinnamon glaze (vegetarian/vegan/gluten free/dairy free).  Dessert will consist of a gluten free almond sponge cake with brandied cherries, chocolate cake, and macerated berries.

    All attendees will receive a couple of complementary alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, and a cash bar will be available for those wanting even more.

    Registration closes at midnight on February 18, 2020 or after the 200th person registers, whichever comes first.

    * We define "black tie optional" as being where a tuxedo/dinner jacket (black tie) is requested, but guests have the option to wear a dark business suit if they choose.


Atlanta Council on International Relations

4780 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Suite 540-165

Atlanta, Georgia 30338