At the congregational lunch during the 2013 AIPAC Policy Conference Ambassador Michael Oren addressed the group. As he put it, “This is the best of times and the worst of times for Israel”. The instability in the region is a huge ongoing concern. At the same time the economy of Israel is booming. It is an international tech leader. And last year was Israel’s best year of tourism and this year is 27% ahead of that. And… Israel has more Nobel Prizes than it has Olympic Medals.
The challenges are major but the achievements are too.