by Susan Weidman Schneider

Nobody Knows My Name

Israel’s new Consul General in New York received cheers when she introduced herself to the Jews and African-Americans gathered in the consulate apartment to hear a gospel group sing spirituals and an Israeli actor read “I Had a Dream” in Hebrew at the consulate’s annual celebration of the birth of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. She opened her remarks by announcing “I am Ambassador Colette Avital. I am not the wife of the Consul General. I am the Consul General.

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