On May 2016, the King David Circle had its annual gathering, this time in New York City. The event opened with everyone gathering at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel to meet other participants. The first stop was the “Neue Gallery” which opened especially for the group that received a private tour, including Gustav Klimt’s famous “Lady in Gold”, from there it was on to Ambassador Ido Aharoni’s home, Israel’s Consul General to the tri-state area for a dinner reception and a very interesting talk by Ambassador Aharoni.
The next day was devoted to the UN; the group was given a tour of the UN including the General assembly and the Security Council. The tour was given by Hadas Meitzad, Counsellor for political affairs and #3 in the Israeli mission, before settling down in a room set especially for the group. There, the group received 4 very interesting and eye opening briefings by Ambassador Danny Danon – Israel’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the U.N., Ambassador Marc-André Blanchard – Canada’s Permanent Representative to the U.N., Ambassador Michael Grant – Canada’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the U.N. and Yotam Goren – First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations currently Vice Chair of the UN Fifth Committee. The event concluded with a dinner hosted by Ambassador David Roet – Israel’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the U.N. Attended by many Israeli and Canadian diplomats working in the UN. All in all, an unforgettable experience!!