Israeli President to Visit Southland

President Moshe Katzav, Israel’s eighth head of state, will visit Los Angeles June 4-6 and meet with community leaders, civic officials, and members of the local Iranian Jewish community.

(Attendance is by invitation only, except for the World Affairs Council address.)

Mon., June 4: Evening reception hosted at a Westside hotel by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Consulate General of Israel.

Tues., June 5: Breakfast and visit to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, and meeting with former first lady Nancy Reagan.

Wed., June 6: Morning reception at Mayor Richard Riordan’s residence. Ceremony designating the stretch of Wilshire Boulevard between San Vicente Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue as Israel-Los Angeles Friendship Plaza. Students from Jewish and public schools will participate. Luncheon address before the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. For reservations (members $45, guests $55) phone (213) 628-2333, or e-mail

In the evening, the Iranian American Jewish Federation and other organizations will host a reception at Temple Beth El in West Hollywood.

Katzav will also meet with the editorial boards of the Los Angeles Times and the Spanish-language La Opinion.