The immediate past attorney general of Israel visits UJA.

Join UJA Lawyers for this exclusive panel discussion with members of the Israeli Bar Association, moderated by Jodi Schwartz. Learn about implications of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) case in which South Africa accused Israel of genocide and the work of the legal community in Israel and abroad.

Don’t miss this fascinating and timely conversation.  At this event, you’ll also have an opportunity to hear how UJA’s powerful work is making an impact on the ground in Israel.

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Honoree Portrait

Adv. Amit Becher

President, Israel Bar Association; Partner, S. Horowitz & Co.

Adv. Amit Becher is the president of the Israel Bar Association and the co-head of the white-collar crime practice at one of Israel's largest law firms, S. Horowitz & Co. In 2019, Adv. Becher was elected as chair of the Tel-Aviv District at the Bar Association, and in June 2023 he was elected president of the Israel Bar association, where he is heavily involved in strengthening the independence of the Israeli legal system.

Honoree Portrait

Hon. Avichai Mandelblit

Immediate Past Attorney General for the State of Israel

Professor Avichai Mandelblit served in a variety of positions in the Military Advocate's corps and the Military Courts Unit in the IDF for 26 years. On his retirement, he served as a senior researcher at the Institute for National Studies. In 2013, he was appointed to the position of cabinet secretary of the Israeli Government and then as the attorney general of the State of Israel. In 2022, he retired from his position and served as a senior faculty member at Bar-Ilan University, where he is currently the dean of the law faculty at the Law and Business College.

Honoree Portrait

Jodi J. Schwartz

Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; General Planning Chair, UJA

Jodi Schwartz is a partner at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she is the chair of the firm’s Tax Department, specializing in the tax aspects of corporate transactions and mergers and acquisitions. She has had longstanding involvement across UJA-Federation, holding numerous leadership positions.

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