JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — On Monday, the Jerusalem Post announced that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis plans to attend a “Celebrate the Faces of Israel” event hosted by the Jerusalem Post and the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem.
DeSantis will deliver the keynote address on April 27 before a crowd of 400 participants, including around 120 U.S. Jewish philanthropists. According to the Jerusalem Post, DeSantis will speak about the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship, especially in difficult times.
“Celebrate the Faces of Israel” aims to tackle ever-present tensions in Israel, teach about the country’s history, and introduce the audience to the changemakers who embrace tolerance and acceptance.
“MOST PRO-ISRAEL GOVERNOR”
In 2019, DeSantis promised to “be the most pro-Israel governor in America.” In his book, the governor explains how he helped to lay the groundwork for relocating the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and believes the West Bank “is not occupied territory; it is disputed territory.”
DeSantis says he has “strengthened the relationship between Florida and Israel through increased investment by Israeli companies in our state, fighting the scourge of BDS, and being home to the fastest growing Jewish population in the United States.”
“At a time of unnecessarily strained relations between Jerusalem and Washington, Florida serves as a bridge between the American and Israeli people,” DeSantis added.