Israel Bonds welcomed Finance Minister Yair Lapid to his first U.S. meeting with the organization’s leadership on Monday, October 7, at the Roosevelt Hotel.
Lapid, in the U.S. for IMF meetings, expressed appreciation to the Bonds organization for its role in strengthening Israel’s economy, and praised Israel bond investors as “shareholders” in Israel.
Prior to the finance minister’s remarks, Israel Bonds President and CEO Izzy Tapoohi announced that “with nearly a full quarter remaining in the 2013 Israel Bonds sales effort, the numbers bode well for an historic year for U.S. Israel bond sales.”
Guests showing support for the finance minister and Israel Bonds included Ambassador Ron Prosor, Israel’s permanent representative to the United Nations; Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Israel’s consul general in New York; Finance Ministry Accountant General Michal Abadi-Boiangiu; Sigalit Siag, Israel’s chief fiscal officer for the Western Hemisphere; and New York City Comptroller John Liu. New York City holds millions of dollars in Israel bonds in its investment portfolio. v