Jewish News Syndicate Names Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Among Top 40 Latin American Pro-Israel Advocates

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump senior advisor and former Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has been named by Jewish News Syndicate to its list of “Top 40 Latin American pro-Israel advocates and leaders.”

In compiling this list, the organization spotlights “pro-Israel Christians and Jews in Latin America [who] have made a large political and societal impact.”

Ros-Lehtinen’s published profile notes her nearly three decades as a member of Congress representing South Florida and the fact that she was “considered one of the Jewish state’s best friends in Congress,” taking the lead against "the Palestinian Authority’s terrorist activity, as well as Syria and the Iranian nuclear program." The profile also notes that Ros-Lehtinen is the granddaughter of Turkish Jews who immigrated to Cuba.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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