IAC said Ivanka “has shown a strong positive connection to the State of Israel, believes in the importance of the friendship between the US and Israel, and works to strengthen the alliances between the people of the United States and the people of Israel.”
“It’s a tremendous honor to receive the ‘Friend of Israel Award’ by the Israeli-American Council,” Ivanka Trump told The Jerusalem Post.
Ivanka Trump has been a staunch supporter of the Israel and shares strong ties with Jewish State as a Jewish woman, herself.
Last year, during a diplomatic trip to Africa to promote her global women’s empowerment initiative, she told the Associated Press that she’s concerned over a “rise in anti-Semitism” and “less support for Israel than Israel has traditionally experienced.”
“The Israeli-American Council was delighted to honor Ivanka Trump, senior adviser to the president, at our gala in Las Vegas [Tuesday] night,” IAC CEO Shoham Nicolet told The Jerusalem Post. “As a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur, Ivanka has been an inspiration for both women leadership and family values.”
“We thank her for her commitment to strengthening the bond between Israel and the United States, and being a role model for so many over the years,” he said.
Today we dedicated the new #USEmbassyJerusalem, a longtime promise to the American & Israeli people. As Jared shared today “While many Presidents before him have backed down from their pledge… this President delivered. Because when President Trump makes a promise, he keeps it.” pic.twitter.com/4iNdozAiRF
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 14, 2018
In May 2018, Ivanka attended the historic opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. She’s long supported the move and applauded the President’s efforts in delivering on his promise to do so.
“It’s a tremendous honor to receive the ‘Friend of Israel Award’ by the Israeli-American Council,” Ivanka Trump told the Post in a written statement.
“President Trump and the entirety of his administration are resolute in defending the Jewish people, supporting the State of Israel and confronting the scourge of antisemitism everywhere it exists. As both his daughter and adviser, I can say with conviction that there is no greater friend to Israel than President Trump.”