Yaron Sideman, Israeli consul general to the Mid-Atlantic region, will discuss "Israel and the Changing Middle East" at a free public event at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the York JCC, 2000 Hollywood Drive.

Sideman will be spending the day in York meeting with community leaders and addressing the Rotary Club of York.

Sideman began his post in August and is the highest ranking diplomatic official representing Israel in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Kentucky and Southern New Jersey. He most recently served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as director of congressional affairs at the North American Division, where he was responsible for supervising and directing Israel's relations with the U.S. Congress.

No pre-registration is required and light refreshments will be served.