Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Southwest, Dr. Hillel Newma, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted a solidarity dinner for a discussion on combatting hate and discrimination on July 29. The dinner took place at Pat’s Restaurant in the Pico/Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles, after the restaurant was targeted with Anti-Semitic vandalism earlier this year.
Leaders from the Jewish, Muslim, Christian, African American, and Asian American community came together to find common threads and speak about how to rise above hate together. Other VIP guests included LAPD Chief of Police Michel Moore, LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz and California State Senator Sydney Kamlager.
“I appreciate the attendees for sharing their intimate stories and struggles with overcoming hate. As a community of diverse backgrounds we can overcome hate together,” said Newman.