Ido Aharoni

BBYO Cancels Trips To Israel

Two groups of teens get no further than JFK as youth group reacts to targeting of Ben Gurion airport.

07/09/2014
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The closure of Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport for several hours Tuesday because Hamas rockets had targeted it forced BBYO to cancel its Israeli tour for two groups of teenagers who had already arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport.

Israel's Ben Gurion airport has been the target of Hamas rockets, prompting the cancellation of teen tours. Getty Images

Tim Boxer At America-Israel Friendship League

11/29/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Israel’s very existence was on every speaker’s mind at the America-Israel Friendship League’s awards dinner in mid-November at the Plaza Hotel.

Former Mayor Ed Koch and philanthropist Ingeborg Rennert at AIFL awards dinner at The Plaza. (Photo by Tim Boxer)

Birthright Mega Event Comes To New York

Mayor Bloomberg, a surprise guest at Birthright Israel’s New York City Mega Event last night (May 4), tried to impress the sell-out audience at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater with his Hebrew, greeting them with “mah nishmah?” (loosely, “what’s up?”).

But he botched it by emphasizing the first rather than the second syllable in “nishmah.”

Meet The New (Interim) Ambassadors

10/19/2010

Meron Reuben, Israel’s new ambassador to the United Nations, moved to New York last month with only three suitcases.

Ido Aharoni, who assumed his job as Consul General of Israel in New York around the same time, came to town with two.

Gary Rosenblatt
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