HUC-JIR Board of Governors Member Peter Joseph Elected New President of Israel Policy Forum

Monday, September 1, 2008
NEW YORK, September 3 - Peter A Joseph, a member of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, was elected President of the Israel Policy Forum (IPF), the non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that advocates for active United States engagement and a two-state solution in resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict. IPF's headquarters are in New York City, with offices in Washington, DC and Jerusalem, Israel. Larry Zicklin, Clinical Professor of Markets, Ethics and Law at New York University Stern School of Business, is the organization's new Chairman. 
Joseph is Managing Director at Palladium Equity Partners, LLC, and a former President of the JCC of Manhattan. Zicklin, the former Chairman of the Board of Neuberger Berman, where he was Managing Partner and Chairman of the Executive Committee between 1975 and 1999, and former President of UJA/Federation of New York from 2001-2004, also is a Lecturer in Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of Business. 

"Peter and Larry form a team that will strengthen support for IPF's efforts to ensure that the U.S. administration and Congress remain involved in the Middle East peace process," noted IPF Executive Director Nick Bunzl 

Israel Policy Forum (www.israelpolicyforum.org.), an independent, non-partisan American organization founded in 1993, advocates for sustained American diplomatic efforts to end the conflict between Israel and her neighbors and actively promotes a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 


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