Uri and Sharon Sasson of New City were among 11 people honored by Israel Bonds at a dinner hosted by Michael Herzog, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, at the Israeli embassy in Washington last month. The Sassons are longstanding advocates for Israel and the Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds.
Sharon Sasson is on the Women’s Division National Council and is chair of Bonds Rockland, NY. Uri Sasson, a developer, established the Holocaust Museum and Center for Tolerance and Education at Rockland Community College in Suffern, NY.
Ambassador Herzog congratulated the honorees, saying, “Israel Bonds International Leadership Conference has a special meaning this year as we mark the 75th year of independence of the Jewish, democratic State of Israel. This year we also mark 75 years of the unique alliance between Israel and the United States of America, our closest ally. In its 75 years of existence, the State of Israel has been propelled to success by a variety of important supporters and organizations and a key one is Israel Bonds. Perhaps it has become a cliché, but it’s true when they say, ‘it takes a village.’ Our village is made up [of these] honorees and I want to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank each and every one of you.”
“We are so proud of Uri and Sharon Sasson,” Israel Bonds’ president and CEO, Dani Naveh, said. “They are role models for unconditional support for the State of Israel and its people. Our honorees play a decisive role in Israel Bonds campaigns, with their support and their valuable introductions which enable Israel’s rapid evolution into a global leader in pioneering cutting-edge technologies — all while making a financial investment on a personal level. This win-win proposition offered by Israel Bonds is poised to stand the test of time.”