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On today’s Daily Kickoff, we speak to the Utah Senate nominee Evan McMullin, independently challenging Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). We chat too Ron Prosor, Israel’s newly arrived Ambassador to Germany, on his family’s personal connection to the country. Also in this newsletter: Merrick garland, Ben Judah and Dara Horn. Below is what’s happening in Turtle Bay as world leaders and dignitaries descend on New York for the UN General Assembly.
After the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London yesterday, world leaders make the transatlantic trip to New York for the UN General Assembly. Upcoming speeches from world leaders including President Joe Biden, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi – who has drawn criticism American and Israeli officials about his recent statements on the Holocaust in 60 Minutes – are scheduled to take place later this week.
Biden is traveling to New York this afternoon, where he will attend a reception hosted by the Democratic National Committee tonight. Tomorrow he will address the General Assembly and then hold one-to-one meetings with UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss.
Lapid will speak on Thursday and meet on the sidelines of the GA with world leaders including Guterres, Truss, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Jordanian King Abdullah II.
Erdogan plans a visit to Israel after several of his ministers have preceded him to lay the groundwork for a visit, Jewish insider I learned from a participant at a closed meeting organized by the Conference of Presidents of America’s Major Jewish Organizations and held at Turkey’s UN office in Manhattan. Read more here.
Lapid will also score during his trip with the leaders of the major Jewish community organizations in North America and attend the annual Friends of the IDF Gala along with approximately 500 of the organization’s key supporters.
But it’s not just what’s happening in Turtle Bay that draws attention, like Politically reports. Not only do we bring you the latest updates from the UNGA, we also keep an eye on what’s happening around the GA. Last night, the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, the nonprofit founded by Rabbi Arthur Schneier, held its annual gala at the Pierre Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The event was attended by honorees Robert Kraft, the philanthropist and owner of the New England Patriots; Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi; and Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman of the L’Oréal Group.
Happened in New York yesterday too was a convening of the Clinton Global Initiative, where pandemic recovery and climate change were among the most discussed topics. OurCrowd founder and CEO Jon Medved spoke to him eJewishPhilanthropy‘s Ben Sales yesterday on the launch of a $200 million impact investment fund dedicated to advancing global equity in healthcare, announced at the Forum yesterday. Read more here and sign up for eJP’s Your Daily Phil newsletter here.
A multitude of world leaders also gathered at the Atlantic Council’s 2022 Global Citizen Awards last night in New York, which included the Presidents of Finland and Indonesia, the Prime Minister of Sweden, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, and actor Forest Whitaker.