Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni to speak at Friends of the IDF

Former Israel Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni will be the keynote speaker at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey 2012 Gala dinner, taking place Sunday, October 14, at Vie in Philadelphia. Over 500 prominent lay leaders and FIDF supporters from across Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey are expected to attend the annual Gala.

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The honoree at the event will be entertainment mogul and Tony Award winner Larry Magid, who has been in the entertainment business for 50 years. He has produced and promoted over 16,000 performances. His numerous awards include two Tony Awards and four Tony Nominations.

The Gala will also be honored by the participation of an Ethiopian-Israeli IDF Officer, Lt. Rachel Samani, who serves as a platoon commander in the Educational Corps where she manages four officers. Also participating in the event is IMPACT! Scholarship recipient Yonatan Benjamin Asseraf, who served as a combat soldier in the Paratrooper’s Brigade in the IDF during the Second Lebanon War and now studies law at the IDC in Herzliya. Yonatan received an OZ medal, an award of excellence, for his participation in the Second Lebanon War.

Among the participants at the event will also be dinner co-chairs Gerry Shreiber and Israel Roizman.