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Leading American Hellenic, American Jewish Groups to Embark on Joint Excursion to Greece, Cyprus, and Israel
January 6, 2014—No. 3 (202) 785-8430

Leading American Hellenic, American Jewish Groups to Embark on Joint Excursion to Greece, Cyprus, and Israel

Joint Delegation on Historic Three-Country Trip: Jan. 8 to 15 

WASHINGTON, DC — In an initiative that represents the ongoing organizational cooperation between the American Hellenic and American Jewish communities, the American Hellenic Institute (AHI), a Greek American public policy center and think tank; the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), a leading membership-based grassroots association for American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes; B’nai B’rith International, a worldwide Jewish community service organization widely known as one of the world's most influential humanitarian, human rights and advocacy organizations; and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, a central coordinating body for American Jewry, representing 52 national Jewish agencies from across the political and religious spectrums; will lead a 15-member delegation of community leaders on a historic three-country excursion to Israel, Cyprus, and Greece.  The trip begins Jan. 8, 2014, in Jerusalem, Israel, concluding there Jan. 11; continues in Nicosia, Cyprus, Jan. 11 to 13, 2014; and concludes in Athens, Greece, Jan. 14 to 15, 2014.

The strategic relationship between Greece, Cyprus, and Israel continues to emerge, helping to lend stability to the eastern Mediterranean region. How can American Hellenic and American Jewish communities contribute to the development of this trilateral relationship? The delegation of American Hellenic and American Jewish community leaders aims to explore the major political, economic (business and tourism), and security developments underway in the eastern Mediterranean with high-ranking government officials from each of the three countries.  The joint delegation also represents broad Diaspora support for the emerging trilateral relationship.  

The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American think-tank and public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.


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