The Israel Bonds Cleveland Women’s Division hosted its annual sponsors luncheon

June 21 and announced $1.49 million in Israel bonds sales with six months remaining in its 2017 campaign.

“Every bond counts,” said Thomas Lockshin, the executive director for Ohio and Kentucky. “We so much appreciate what the women’s division is doing here and across the states.”

Also announced at the luncheon was the new national women’s division director, Michelle Klahr.

“I want the women’s division to be the best we can be,” Klahr said. “Because we are women and we can.”

Hosted by Carolann and Martin Cohen, the luncheon was attended by more 50 guests and heard guest speaker Samantha Ravich, senior adviser at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanction and Illicit Finance.

Ravich, the former deputy national security adviser for Vice President Dick Cheney, talked about cyber attacks.

“We need to double down on technology because we are going to need new technology, on this we have to recognize we cannot go it alone,” she said. “Israel is a cyber superpower because of their technology they’re inventing. Twenty-five percent of all cyber investments worldwide last year went to Israel.”

The backbone of this increase, Ravich said, is from Israel bonds that allows the government to invest in its people and technology.

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