Join members of Congress and leaders from business, civil society, government and media for this historic solidarity gathering on Capitol Hill. The by-invitation-only event will take place on December 12, 2023 at the U.S. Capitol Building:
—Strengthening America's partnership with Israel.
—Standing with the Jewish American community in addressing the rise of anti-Semitism.
— Affirmation of Israel's sovereignty.
— Advancing the Abraham Accords.
—Celebrate the Miracle of Chanukah and the State of Israel. | Kindling the Chanukah menorah.
The event will follow with a wine reception and the serving of sufganiot — traditional Israeli donuts.
Strategic media partners include America's Roundtable Radio, JNS - Jewish News Syndicate (provides news, briefs, features, opinions and analysis to 100 print newspapers and digital publications on a daily basis), Lanser Broadcasting Corporation and SuperTalk Mississippi Media, among other media groups.
Dr. Ben Carson
Join us on America's Roundatble - SuperTalkFM as Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy host Bernie Marcus, co-founder of The Home Depot and chairman of The Marcus Foundation as he shares his life story, featured in his book titled, "Kick Up Some Dust: Lessons on Thinking Big, Giving Back, and Doing It Yourself."
Today, Home Depot employs 500,000 associates at 2,300 stores and is one of the most recognized and admired companies in the world. Bernie retired as Chairman of Home Depot in 2002 . He serves as the Chairman of The Marcus Foundation, which has gifted more than $2 billion for medical research and facilities, military veterans, Israel, autism and community enhancement.
Bernie launched Home Depot at the age of 49, after being fired for the first time. Being fired enabled him to start the company he had envisioned long ago to encourage people to "do it yourself."
Bernie is an author of an inspiring, must-read book titled: Kick Up Some Dust - Lessons on thinking-Big, Giving-Back and Doing-it-yourself.” Bernie is 93 years old, and has been married to his wife Billi for almost 50 years.
He is a strong supporter of capitalism — the free-enterprise system, democracy and America.
Join us on America's Roundtable as Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy host billionaire entrepreneur John Catsimatidis, owner and CEO of the Red Apple Group. John Catsimatidis will reveal how his instincts and common sense propelled him to massive business success in this detailed account of an incredible rags-to-riches story.
Born on the small Greek island of Nisyros, John Catsimatidis immigrated to the States with his family and quickly became a true New Yorker, raised in Harlem. He went to school by day and worked in a small grocery store by night to help his parents pay the bills until, just eight credits short of graduating from New York University, he opted to work in the grocery business full-time.
Today, that grocery business has become the Red Apple Group, a conglomerate with interests in energy, real estate, aviation, baseball, entertainment, and media, including the iconic radio station WABC, where John hosts leading figures in government, politics, business, and economics.
As Catsimatidis has discovered, the American Dream doesn’t come with an instruction manual—or even a sign to let you know when you’ve arrived at the finish line. How Far Do You Want to Go? tells Catsimatidis’s dynamic story, from his beginnings in the grocery business to entering the political arena, including a New York City mayoral campaign. He’s tried his hand at nearly everything, but he’s far from finished with his adventures. Now, he offers readers a glimpse into the wisdom he’s gained—and the excitement he has for what the future holds in store.
Brussels | Washington, DC — July 3, 2023 | The International Leaders Summit led by co-founders Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy in partnership with Chairman Manfred Weber and Chairman Mike Bost co-hosted the inaugural American-Eurppean Leaders Summit at the European Parliament on June 27, 2023. The bipartisan U.S. Congressional delegation led by Congressman Mike Bost, chairman, U.S. House Veterans Affairs’ Committee (HVAC) included five members of Congress who traveled to the European continent.
The event's organizing body consisted of leadership board members of International Leaders Summit including Natasha Srdoc, Joel Anand Samy, Dr. Paul Rübig, Tracy Bost and other distinguished members.
The European leadership participating in the strategic summit meeting included Manfred Weber, chairman, Group of the European People's Party and president of the European People's Party; David McAllister, chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs and member, Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, substitute, Committee on International Trade and Delegation for relations with the United States; Radosław Sikorski , chair, Delegation for relations with the United States, member, Committee on Foreign Affairs and member, Subcommittee on Security and Defense and Rasa Juknevičiene, vice-chair, subcommittee on Security and Defense and former Minister of Defense of Lithuania (2008 to 2012).
The US Congressional delegation included Marine Corps veteran Mike Bost, chairman, Veterans' Affairs Committee and member of Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and Agriculture Committee; Mark Takano, ranking member of HVAC and member, House Education and the Workforce Committee; Scott Franklin, member, House Appropriations Committee, member, HVAC and House Science, Space and Technology Committee; Mariannettee Miller-Meeks, member the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, member, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, where she serves as chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Health; Derrick Van Orden and High Chief Uifa'atali Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen, vice chairman, House Veterans Affairs Committee, member, House Foreign Affairs Committee and co-chairman of the Indo-Pacific Task Force and Derrick Van Orden, member, the House Committee on Agriculture, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
Strategic Topics Discussed | Freedom, Trade and Security
Join the historic celebration and strategic policy event on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, with Members of Congress, Business and Media Leaders | January 2024.
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Join America's Roundtable Radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy with Yaakov and Na'ama Berg, Entrepreneurs and Owners, Psagot Winery | Click Here
An Entrepreneurial Success Story | Returning to their Ancestral Land and Transforming the Barren Landscape into a Haven for Economic Opportunities | A Foundation for Peace in the Region
This special feature will lead up to Israel's 75th anniversary to be celebrated from the evening of Tuesday, April 25 to the evening of Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
In our conversation we discussed the challenges and opportunities that Israel — America's strongest ally in the Middle East faces as we reflect on its 75 years as a sovereign nation:
— An entrepreneurial success story | The Psagot Winery in Judea and Samaria—the heartland of Israel.
— How the Arab population gains economic opportunities, employment, and higher salaries in Jewish communities within Judea and Samaria when compared to working in the Palestinian Authority's territory.
— Transforming the desert and the barren land into a land of promise through the exports of agricultural products, innovation and technology.
— U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador David Friedman's visit to Psagot Winery in Judea and Samaria and the Trump administration's leadership in reversing the Obama administration's approach towards Israeli settlements.
The Psagot Winery | Psagotwines.com
From the Psagot Winery | Located in the Jerusalem mountains, overlooking the primordial landscape of Israel. It all began in a 2,500 year old cave, where a message from the past was revealed to us in the form of an ancient coin where history and legacy come together.
Psagot Winery and its vineyards planted deep in the rocky soil of Benjamin in Israel, is a continuation of wine production dating back thousands of years in an optimal area for its quality grapes. The winery was established in 2003 and has been growing steadily ever since. Today the winery produces over 750,000 bottles that include 15 different types of quality wines. Over 70% of these wines are exported to over 27 countries and duty-free locations around the world. The wines have entered prestigious competitions and have won awards and medals of distinction from the international community.
In June 2020, Psagot Winery moved to its new location at Sha’ar Binyamin. In a beautiful stone structure built in the shape of an ancient inn the winery overlooks Wadi Kelt and the Edom Mountains. The winery is divided into two sections; the wine production plant and the impressive visiting center that includes a barrel room below where over 1,000 barrels are aged each year.
Further Reading and Viewing:
Excerpt: "Berg, whose family fled antisemitism in Russia, arrived in Israel in 1979 when he was three years old. He views himself as a direct descendant of the biblical Jews who once toiled the same land. “Wine is an industry most identified with its geography,” Berg said. For this reason, he used a print of an actual ancient coin he discovered in a cave near the Psagot settlement where he lives as a symbol that he stamps on all his winery’s bottles. The coin, which dates back to the Bar Kochva revolt, has the words “Freedom of Zion” written on it. He has battled for this freedom on the international stage over the issue of product labeling. He wants the words “Made in Israel,” which he prints on the labels his winery produces, to be a recognized international fact."
Excerpt: "Pompeo on behalf of the Trump administration issued the historic declarations that Israeli settlements were not inconsistent with international law. Just last month, Friedman took steps against settlement boycotts and UN Security Council Resolution 2334 condemning settlements."
The timely and relevant conversation with Yaakov and Na'ama Berg highlights the vision of entrepreneurs and the sacrifices made in transforming Israel's barren lands into fertile fields. The desert is blooming and timeless principles are affirmed. Their unique story provides insights into how Israel's success is fueled by risk-taking entrepreneurs - the real engines of the Jewish state's economic growth.
America’s Roundtable from Washington, DC, hosts prominent leaders from business, government, media and academia covering economy, energy, healthcare, technology, security, trade and the public policy arena. The program provides timely analysis, intelligence and insights. The co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy joined by distinguished guests highlight key policies and events impacting America and the world.
Lanser Broadcasting Corporation and SuperTalk Mississippi Media are broadcast partners of America's Roundtable Radio. Listen to the live streaming on Saturday mornings via 65 radio stations at 7:30 A.M. (ET) on Lanser Broadcasting Corporation's 96.5 FM, 98.9 FM and 1260 AM covering the Michigan and the Midwest market, and at 7:30 A.M. (CT) on SuperTalk Mississippi — SuperTalk.FM reaching listeners in every county within the State of Mississippi, and neighboring states Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee in the South: Listen live | https://www.supertalk.fm
America's Roundtable from Washington, DC, is an initiative of Summit Leaders USA - International Leaders Summit, a US-based think tank. Summit Leaders USA is dedicated to advancing principled policy ideas and pro-growth solutions based on the foundational rule of law which protects life, liberty and private property. The public policy organization affirms the US Constitution, highlights American exceptionalism, advances free market ideas and economic liberty, individual freedom, free enterprise, limited government, and is dedicated to peace through strength. The organization's strategic initiatives are led by a dynamic leadership team of economists, rule of law experts, healthcare professionals and successful reform leaders comprised of former cabinet members, legislators and business leaders.
The Fourth Jerusalem Leaders Summit was held on December 28, 2022 in Israel with co-hosts International Leaders Summit and Menachem Begin Heritage Center and in partnership with America's Roundtable and The Washington Times.
“Our gathering affirms America’s strong bonds of partnership with the Jewish state of Israel, and a commitment to advance our shared values and timeless principles.” — Senator Jim DeMint
In The Jerusalem Post, Natasha Srdoc, MBA and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and Jerusalem Leaders Summit articulate principled ideas to expand the Abraham Accords.
“And when President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish people on December 6, 2017, we embarked on a path to peace. Many predicted an explosion of violence, but indeed, what resulted was an explosion of peace over the next four years. We were able to conclude five different agreements, normalization agreements between Israel and five Muslim nations that we refer to as the Abraham Accords.” — Ambassador David Friedman
JNS —"Expanding Abraham Accords, strengthening Israel’s alliances top agenda at Jerusalem summit"
“During my time in Congress, I have been proud to support legislation that would require the State Department to develop strategies to build upon the successes of the Abraham Accords.” — U.S. Congressman Mike Bost (R-IL)
"The Jerusalem Leaders Summit's speakers and engaged partners are dedicated to advancing our shared values and principles and affirming the Abraham Accords. The Jerusalem Leaders Summit’s series of events in Israel provides premier opportunities to network with leaders from business, government, media and the think tank arena." —Natasha Srdoc, MBA, co-founder, Jerusalem Leaders Summit and International Leaders Summit and Co-Host, America's Roundtable Media
CBN News | JERUSALEM, Israel – Business, government and media leaders met in Jerusalem recently to share ideas on strengthening ties between Israel, its Middle Eastern neighbors, and Europe. Many conversations at this summit, called the Jerusalem Leaders Summit. The summit aims to keep the rule of law a priority while advancing economic freedom and free trade.
Natasha Srdoc, Co-Founder, International Leaders Summit delivers a message to leaders participating at The Fourth Jerusalem Leaders Summit in Israel with partners including U.S.-based think tank International Leaders Summit, The Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem , Kam Global Strategies, The Washington Times and America's Roundtable.
Ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff, recently retired Israeli Ambassador to Germany, and former Vice Director of the Foreign Ministry joins Joel Anand Samy for a conversation on the future of the Abraham Accords and how he and his colleagues in Israel began the strategic work that began in 1994 by engaging U.A.E.'s senior government leaders.
These efforts helped build a foundation of trust between Israel and U.A.E. leading up to the signing of the Abraham Accords. The discussion also focuses on Iran’s determination to develop nuclear weapons and emerging threats in the Middle East.
Ambassador Jeremy Isacharoff addressed leaders participating at The Fourth Jerusalem Leaders Summit in Israel with partners including U.S.-based think tank International Leaders Summit, The Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem , Kam Global Strategies, The Washington Times and America's Roundtable.
Dr. Paul Ruebig, member of the European Union's Economic and Social Committee joins Natasha Srdoc for a conversation on EU-Israel relations, energy security, and new technologies in fueling economic growth. Dr. Ruebig addressed leaders participating at The Fourth Jerusalem Leaders Summit in Israel with partners including U.S.-based think tank International Leaders Summit, The Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem , Kam Global Strategies, The Washington Times and America's Roundtable.
Paul Ruebig, President of SME Global , member of the governing board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), and member of the advisory board of Rübig Holding GmbH.
Gol Kalev, author, "Judaism 3.0: Judaism's Transformation to Zionism" and journalist at The Jerusalem Post delivers a keynote address to leaders participating at The Fourth Jerusalem Leaders Summit in Israel with partners including U.S.-based think tank International Leaders Summit, The Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem , Kam Global Strategies, The Washington Times and America's Roundtable.
About the Author: Gol Kalev is a former Wall Street investment banker who has been researching Herzl and Zionism. Growing up in Tel Aviv and serving in the Israeli army, he then lived in New York and now resides in Jerusalem. He also spent time in various European cities and has traveled through both the American and European countryside, learning about contrasting world-views. He is chairman of The AIFL Think Tank, which explores Zionism and Judaism, and has been writing analysis articles about Zionism, Europe, and global affairs for the Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem Report, Israel Hayom, The Daily Wire, The Media Line, Newsweek and Foreign Policy.
Mr. Greenwood is a fellow at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise. Mr. Hanke is a professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University and a regular distinguished guest on America's Roundtable Radio.
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