Celebrating 66 years of the special relationship between the United States and Israel, partners in democracy, their people bound by common interests and values.

The Conference of Presidents is sponsoring a reproduction of the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel, made possible by a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Be sure to view the full page ad in your New York Times and USA Today papers, Monday, May 5, 2014, the eve of Israel’s Independence Day.

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today made the following remarks at the National Leadership Assembly for Israel:

“In times like this, people try to isolate Israel -- but we are here to stand with Israel.  Not just as a broker or observer — but as a strong partner and a trusted ally.

“What does that mean?  Well, it doesn’t mean using vague, on-the-one-hand, on-the-other-hand statements.  No, it means backing up our words, and showing our solidarity with our friend.

I want to thank all of you for coming to Washington today to express your solidarity with Israel at this critical time.  From the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, Israel has made clear that its goal is sustained quiet for the people of Israel. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s attempts to deescalate the situation before the operation began by saying “quiet would be met with quiet” were unfortunately met with over one hundred rockets fired by Hamas.

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July 28, 2014

Remarks by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice to the National Jewish Leaders Assembly National Press Club Washington, DC Monday, July 28, 2014 As Delivered

In a talk Tuesday with a solidarity delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations at the Knesset, president-elect Reuven Rivlin outlined his vision for his presidency vis-a-vis Israel and the Diaspora.

Explaining that the presidency is more of a symbolic than politically influential role, Rivlin said he views his position as “the one to create dialogue” and “bridge gaps.”

RE: AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION ACADEMIC BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL

If you attended or if you were unable to be at the Conference of Presidents’ Fiftieth Anniversary Tribute Gala on October 15th you have a chance to experience it again by joining the 1200 attendees and the more than 40 million homes in the United States and Canada that have access to ShalomTV by watching a premiere telecast of the Gala TOMORROW NIGHT, Wednesday, November 27th.

Letter to the Editor of The New York Times re “Bibi’s Tired Iranian Lines” (column, Oct. 4): Roger Cohen, in his unjustified diatribe directed at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, chooses to ignore that the supreme leader of Iran, not President Hassan Rouhani, makes the decisions on Iran’s nuclear program, and the supreme leader has given no real indication of any change in policy. Indeed, even Mr. Rouhani declared on his return from the United Nations that the right to nuclear technology and enrichment is “not negotiable.”

Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed Jewish Leaders in New York City on October 2, 2013 after his address the day before to the United Nations General Assembly.

The proven and effective advocate for organized American Jewry for more than half a century, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Fund advances the interests of the American Jewish community, sustains broad-based public and diplomatic support for the State of Israel and addresses the critical concerns facing world Jewry.

On Saturday night, August 10, Mr. Hoenlein addressed a capacity audience of 1,400 attending the Fraternity’s Centennial Convention and Gala. Eight hundred alumni members and guests and over 600 students were in attendance at the Waldorf to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Fraternity’s founding at New York University in 1913. Mr. Hoenlein’s stirring remarks about Jewish identity and support for Israel were repeatedly interrupted by applause.

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