Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sarah Silverman Talks About Brother-in-Law Yossi Abramowitz's Run for Israel's President on the View

ON A RECENT EPISODE of The View, Sarah Silverman came out and discussed her role in the new movie "A Million Ways to Die in the West."

Not only did she discuss her boyfriend, the Welsh actor Michael Sheen, but she also talked about her brother-in-law Yossi Abramowitz's run for President of Israel.

Yossi Abramowitz is married to Sarah Silverman's sister Susan, who is a Reform rabbi. The Abramowitz-Silverman family lives in Israel.When guest host Margaret Hoover mentioned that Sarah Silverman's sister is an Orthodox rabbi, Sarah didn't correct her.

According to an article in JTA, "American-born solar energy entrepreneur Yosef Abramowitz is running for president of Israel.
Abramowitz, 50, the CEO of Energiya Global Capital, a Jerusalem-based solar developer, announced his candidacy in a column published Thursday in the Jerusalem Post.

Sarah Silverman with ex-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel and her sister Rabbi Susan Silverman and brother-in-law Yossi Abramowitz
Sarah Silverman with ex-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel and
her sister Rabbi Susan Silverman and brother-in-law Yossi Abramowitz

“President Shimon Peres has done great things. To continue this momentum, Israel must field a President who embodies innovation and the ‘Start-Up Nation,’ a president who will foster hope and a bright future for the younger generations who are desperately seeking social and economic stability,” Abramowitz said in a statement. “I would lead government development to promote an investment-friendly climate.  I would strive to improve Israel’s standing in the global arena and embrace the strengthening of pluralism among all Israelis.”

Abramowitz is credited with co-founding the Israeli solar industry. He made aliyah in 2006.
Other candidates include Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin and Silvan Shalom of the Likud party; Binyamin Ben-Eliezer of the Labor party; Nobel Prize laureate Dan Shechtman; Meir Sheetrit of Hatnua; and former Supreme Court Justice Dalia Dorner.

A candidate must have 10 nominations from Knesset members to run for the position. The president is elected in a secret ballot by the Knesset and must have an absolute majority of the votes.

Here's the clip of Sarah Silverman on The View: