Ramez F. Sousou

Ramez Sousou is Founder and co-CEO of TowerBrook Capital Partners. TowerBrook is an international investment firm operating in Europe and the United States.

He was previously co-Head of Soros Private Equity and was a member of the Management Committee of Soros Fund Management. Prior to that, he was a senior member of the Principal Investments group of Goldman Sachs.

He is a board member of Habitat for Humanity International, the U.S. Middle East Project, Alpha International, The Lambeth Trust and The American School in London. He is a former Trustee of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and was the founding Chairman of the Private Equity Foundation.

He is a graduate of Harvard University where he was a Harvard College Scholar, and Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar. He is married to Tiziana Sousou and they have three children.



General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

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Does America really ‘share values’ with today’s Israel?

In the late sixties or early seventies, when I served as the executive head of the Synagogue Council of America, the coordinating body for certain social action and interreligious activities of the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform national rabbinical and congregational organizations in the United States, I had a private conversation—one of many—with Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, who was considered the leader of modern Orthodoxy in the United States, if not the world.

Rabbi Soloveitchik had just completed a high-level seminar attended by a select group of rabbis and Christian ministers. I asked him if he would agree to lead another such a seminar on the Jewish attachment to the Land of Israel and the concept of “kedushat haaretz” (the holiness of the land), and how these are to be differentiated from concepts such as “blut und boden” (blood and land) at the heart of German fascism and other totalitarian regimes.

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