The second annual JINSA visit to Israel for American Latino leaders took place from March 17 to March 22, 2012. The six-day Israel trip is a component of JINSA’s Latino-Jewish Alliance for a Secure America, an initiative created to build upon the common interests of American Latino and Jewish communities in areas critical for the future of the United States.
Latino and Jewish community and business leaders convened on June 21 in Houston for the inaugural conference and planning committee meeting of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs’ “Latino-Jewish Alliance for a Secure America.” Featured speakers included San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado.
The inaugural conference and planning committee meeting of JINSA's Latino-Jewish Alliance for a Secure America received considerable media attention. One example is this full-page article in "Que Onda! magazine serving Houston, San Antonio and Dallas-Ft. Worth.
JINSA brought a delegation of American Hispanic leaders to Israel where they met with a wide range of Israeli government officials - including President Shimon Peres - security experts, leading academics and journalists during a week-long visit, Jan. 14 to Jan. 20, 2011.
Op-Ed by Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, Participant in JINSA's Trip to Israel for American Hispanic Leaders
This Op-Ed by former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, a participant in JINSA's Trip to Israel for American Hispanic Leaders, appeared Jan. 27 on Libertad.org, the Heritage Foundation's Spanish-language blog. It is presented here in English.
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