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The Changing Landscape in the Middle East featuring Consul General Dr. Hillel Newman

  • 03 Mar 2022
  • 4:30 PM
  • Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014


The Changing Landscape in the Middle East featuring Consul General Dr. Hillel Newman

Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Southwest

The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations invites you to join us for an evening program with the Consul General Of Israel to the Pacific Southwest, Dr. Hillel Newman on March 3rd. Dr. Newman will discuss Arizona-Israel relations, U.S.-Israel relations, and a new age of peace in the Middle East in the Abraham Accords era. The discussion will be moderated by Danny Seiden, President & CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Please join us starting at 4:30 for a reception ahead of the 5:30 pm program.

Reception will include beverages and hors d'oeuvres. 

This program is closed to the press. 

Please have an official form of I.D. to show when you check in at the event.



$25 for PCFR Members

$35 for Non-members


Thursday, March 3, 2022

Reception begins at 4:30 pm

Program begins at 5:30 pm


Phoenix Country Club

2901 N 7th St,

Phoenix, AZ 85014 (map)


Dr. Hillel Newman

Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Southwest

Dr. Hillel Newman assumed the post of Consul General of Israel in July 2019, where he serves as the senior representative of the State of Israel to the Pacific Southwest.

Consul General Newman is a highly respected author, academic and statesman. Dr. Newman’s diplomatic experience includes serving as a Policy Advisor to three Foreign Ministers, Ambassador to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and Deputy Consul General in Boston.

Most recently, as both Special Policy Advisor to the Director General and as Director of the World Jewish Affairs Department, Consul General Newman has been intimately involved in the most current and pressing issues on the global Jewish agenda. He also has a unique overview of the strategic threats facing Israel due to playing a key role in the Strategic Division of the Foreign Ministry.

Consul General Newman made Aliyah to Israel with his family, as a young man, from South Africa. He served as a medic in the IDF and is married to Ayala. The couple have a ten-year-old son, Ram.


Danny Seiden
President & CEO
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Danny brings more than 16 years of experience in global public affairs and government relations, as well as handling complex legal matters in private practice and public sector service. Prior to joining the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Danny was general counsel to the Valor Global leadership team. He focused on helping achieve growth objectives as well as providing continued public affairs guidance in AZ, WA and other States.

Danny worked at Intel, was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig where he chaired the Phoenix office government law and policy practice. Danny served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Arizona Governor Doug Ducey from 2014 to 2018 where he assisted in the passage of landmark legislation including the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act and K–12 education funding ballot referral.

Danny was recently named among 2020 Leaders of the Year in Public Policy by Arizona Capitol Times for his contributions in the field of law and public policy. Danny earned his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Pepperdine University. Danny serves as an adjunct professor at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, is a board member of numerous community organizations. Danny is passionate about orphan care and volunteers with Orphan Outreach for orphaned and vulnerable children in Mathare, Nairobi and Bungoma, Kenya. He and his wife Ann, live in Phoenix with their three children.

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