FORMER US secretary of state and 1973 Nobel Prize laureate Henry A.
Kissinger will receive the Partners for Democracy award of the America- Israel Friendship League at the annual AIFL gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City two days after the American election, which means that the time will be ripe for commentary.
The award is in recognition of Kissinger’s lifelong career in public service. Kissinger served as national security adviser and later concurrently as the secretary of state in the administrations of presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
It is not certain that he will discuss the upcoming new incumbent at the White House, but he will engage in a nostalgic discussion with Washington Post Senior Associate Editor Lally Weymouth and Israel’s 13th permanent representative to the United Nations and AFIL Israel chairman Dan Gillerman. The conversation will focus on the history of the American-Israel relationship, its turbulent times in recent years and what the world can expect going forward.