Raia Greets Ambassador from Israel
Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,C,I,WF-Northport) welcomes Arye Mekel, the Counsel General of Israel, to the New York State Assembly. From 1986-1989, Ambassador Mekel served under Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir as the Foreign Policy Advisor. He then was promoted to Director General of the Israeli Broadcasting Authority. He continues to be heavily involved in Israelís foreign relations in various roles and was named to his current position in August 2004.