Mayor Gabriel Groisman | Florida's Economic Growth | The State's Covid Response | Strengthening US-Israel Ties | Abraham Accords | Combatting Anti-Semitism | Iran
April 12th, 2022
28 mins 3 secs
About this Episode
Mayor Gabriel Groisman of Bal Harbour, Florida, is Partner at LSN Partners, and a tireless advocate for strengthening the US-Israel partnership and expanding the Abraham Accords.
Mayor Groisman joins America's Roundtable Radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy for a conversation about principled pro-growth policies advanced by Florida's elected officials, business leaders and engaged stakeholders, and the state's unique approach in addressing the Covid pandemic which have become a model for America. The discussion with Mayor Gabriel Groisman also focuses on the growing concerns of the Biden administration's insistence on closing a deal with Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism, thus handing over to the Iranian regime access to $90 billion dollars in foreign currency reserves and sanctions relief.
The program also brings to the forefront urgency to expand the Abraham Accords, a principled policy initiative which is bringing together countries in the Middle East to promote trade and investments, and advancing pro-growth policies for the region. The discussion will also address the rise of anti-Semitism in America and around the world, as well as the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement targeting the sovereign state of Israel — which adversely impacts both Arabs and Jews.
The Economist, April 2, 2022: What America can learn from Florida’s boom
"In fact, Florida has become emblematic of much of America and central to all of it. The state is on the rise, as our special report this week explains. Between 2010 and 2020 its population grew at double the national rate. Florida has overtaken New York to become America’s third-most-populous state after California and Texas, with a dynamic and diverse demography, including fast-rising numbers of Hispanics. It is now the number-one destination for American and foreign movers." — The Economist
Mayor Groisman will also share his insights on Passover, commemorating one of the high-holidays in the Jewish calendar commencing next week. He will invite us to learn more about the timeless principles from the historic events that led to the Israelites gaining their freedom from slavery in ancient Egypt, and their extraordinary journey to the Promised Land — today's Jewish State of Israel.
Mayor Gabriel Groisman's Brief Bio
Mayor Gabriel Groisman has been serving his community since November 2014, first being elected as a Councilman, and then in November 2016 was elected as the Mayor of Bal Harbour, Florida. He wrote and passed the nation’s first municipal anti-BDS ordinance in December 2015 and was the first in the nation to codify a uniform definition of anti-Semitism in December 2017. Groisman’s subsequent dealings with a local church who had previously boycotted and divested from Israel is the first documented success story of anti-BDS legislation. He is a sought after public speaker, regularly speaking to groups about fighting anti-semitism and the BDS movement, and related topics. Mayor Groisman has presented on two occasions at the United Nations in New York as a legal scholar on combating unjust and illegal commercial and academic boycotts of Israel, and has also presented at conferences held at the Italian Parliament in Rome, the Israeli Knesset and across the country. Still, Mayor Groisman prides himself in speaking to high school and college-aged students, who are the most directly impacted by the rise of anti-Semitism, always delivering a much needed sense of pride and strength.
In his private life, Groisman is also a practicing attorney and government affairs consultant. He is a partner at the prestigious firm of LSN Partners where he focuses on government relations in correlation with the firm's state and national practice. At LSN Gabriel established an International Tech practice, working primarily with Israeli tech companies in various sectors, helping them navigate the world of government procurement and regulatory affairs in the United States. He also often advises on cases around the world related to protecting the Jewish community from discriminatory conduct by governments and private individuals alike. In 2017, Groisman was named as a member of Advisory Council for Israel and Middle East Issues by then-Congressman Ron DeSantis, Chairman of National Security Subcommittee. In 2018, Mayor Groisman was awarded the Pursuit of Justice Award by the prestigious American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.
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