Governor Mike Huckabee to Headline Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Mission to Israel – Pens Handwritten Statement

huckFormer Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, a close ally of President Elect Donald Trump, will be headlining the upcoming “U.S.-Israel Business Alliance” mission to Israel, led by the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce and its Executive Public Policy Committee – Dr. Joseph Frager, Dr. Paul Brody, Odeleya Jacobs and Duvi Honig- along with a delegation of prominent businessmen and women.

In a handwritten note to Committee members, Governor Huckabee expressed his excitement for the mission: “Israel faces irrational and destructive economic terrorism with the BDS movement. I look forward to being part of a delegation of Americans who will visit with Israeli friends in government and in the private sector, to assure them of strong support for Israel and to help bring assurances that the incoming American administration is committed to forging new levels of friendship and support with Israel.”

The mission will take place on January 3rd and 4th, and include aspecial symposium at the Knesset; a VIP dinner and business networking event at the King David Hotel; and private dinner at the home of President Ruvi Rivlin. Some of the Israeli leaders who will participate in these events include Chief Rabbi DovidLau; the Israeli Justice Minister; Rami Levi of the famed supermarket chain; Eyal Chaimovsky of the Jerusalem Development Authority; Erez Viner of Jerusalem Winery; and Dr. Shlomo Kalish, a leading global venture capitalist.

“The BDS movement, UN anti-Semitism and other threats against Israel pose a substantial threat against Jewish community businesses in Israel, the United States and around the world,” Mr. Honig explains. “The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce is thankful to our growing list of VIP and grassroots partners who are enabling us to succeed in our mission to help our brethren thrive amidst the threats.”

For more information about the U.S.-Israel Business Alliance, or to join the mission, please visit


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  1. Warning to all attendees:

    Gov. Mike is a Baptist priest and professional missionary. He knows more than most attending this trip. He will subtly channel the dialogue to his christian beliefs. While on this amazing trip to the Holy Land, with much “downtime”, be aware of non-Jewish positions, and seeds of doubt.

    I appreciate Govenor Huck’s political positions. Avoid his religious beliefs and any religious conversation, you will loose, because of his unique training to draw people in, especially Jews.

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