IsraelCast Episode 138
The Israeli Consulate in New York is the largest Israeli Diplomatic mission in the world. Responsible for several states consisting of approximately 3 million Jews, the New York Consulate oversees diplomatic efforts for one of the most prominent Jewish hubs in the world. As Consul General of Israel in New York, Ambassador Asaf Zamir is crucial in connecting with these Jews and reaching out to allies across the political spectrum. Host Steven Shalowitz sits down with Zamir to discuss his transition to New York with his family, Israel’s role in supporting Jews caught up in the conflict in Ukraine, and the rise of antisemitism disguised as anti-Zionism.
Ambassador Asaf Zamir is the Consul General of Israel in New York, representing the State of Israel to New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Delaware. He also served as Israel’s Minister of Tourism in 2020. Zamir previously served as Deputy Mayor of the Tel Aviv City Council. Throughout his municipal career, Ambassador Zamir promoted and implemented many programs, including those relating to affordable housing, public transportation, education equality, civil rights for minorities and the refugee community, as well as being an advocate for the LGBTQ community in Tel Aviv-Yafo.