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December 8, 2006
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Israel’s new ambassador to the United States made his first official appearance in New York at a federation event. The UJA-Federation of New York’s annual Wall Street Dinner on Wednesday, which drew some 1,300 guests from the financial world, raised an estimated $21.5 million for the federation, officials said. Sallai Meridor, who served previously as chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, which gets much of its funding from the federation system, thanked the American Jewish community for its help during Israel’s war with Hezbollah this summer, stressed that Israelis and American Jews are connected and warned that Israel must prepare for a possible conflict with Iran.

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