Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, will be helping AIPAC promote its new “Technology Division” at a March 31st New York City event hosted with the New York Observer. While the invite above promotes it as an “exclusive gathering,” the AIPAC website promises a more homey “fireside chat.”
Zuckerberg, a self-defined “Super Jew” is not new to the Jewish philanthropy circuit having done fundraising events for the Jewish Federation. She led a delegation of “Jewish Silicon Valley tech leaders” to Israel, which will be a focus of the AIPAC event, but garnered her biggest Israel-related headlines after serenading Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this past January. There isn’t a recording of the event, but perhaps it went something like this:
Zuckerberg will be sitting fireside with Ken Kurson, editor of The New York Observer (incidentally the former home of Mondoweiss). Ex-Rudy Giuliani staffer Kurson has not been shy in the past about sharing his views on Israel (h/t John Cook):
Somewhat related, he more recently had this to say on his Facebook page:
The event’s invite says, “the AIPAC Technology Division is the premier avenue for New York’s community of tech entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship.” Over 150 people have evidently already registered for the event, including reps from AOL, Bloomberg, Foursquare, Google, IBM, Microsoft, SoundCloud and Yahoo! (oddly enough, no Facebook).
Tickets cost $75, which includes a free copy of Zuckerberg’s book Dot Complicated.