Jewish Leaders Praise Bipartisan Legislation Promoting Normalization With Israel

New York, NY

. . . Arthur Stark, Chairman, William Daroff, CEO, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We applaud the legislation introduced this week by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) that would require the U.S. State Department to report annually on the status of laws in Arab countries that prohibit normalization of relations with the State of Israel.

Anti-normalization laws intended to punish those who engage with Israel have existed since its founding 72 years ago and persist to this day. This bipartisan measure takes action against such policies and promotes the process of further regional normalization with Israel, which is critical to achieving a genuine and lasting peace between the Jewish State and its Arab neighbors.

We thank Senators Portman and Booker for introducing this important legislation, and strongly urge its passage of by both chambers of Congress and enactment by the President."​

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