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November 25, 2016, New York, NY, … Leaders of the Conference of Presidents today expressed gratitude to the many countries who are providing crucial assistance to Israel in battling the devastating fires that threatened the property and safety of tens of thousands of Israelis. Among those nations sending firefighters and equipment were Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Palestinian Authority, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine. The U.S. is also deploying personnel and firefighting equipment to assist in extinguishing the remaining blazes.

November 22, 2016, New York, NY  - - Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations today condemned the blatant anti-Semitic rhetoric, Nazi slogans and gestures in a speech by the head of the National Policy Institute, Richard Spencer, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center and expressed concern at the increasing divisive and inflammatory tone of public discourse across the ideological spectrum.

November 9, 2016, New York, NY - - Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations today congratulated President-elect Donald Trump on his election victory and commended Secretary Clinton on her hard fought campaign. 

Oct 21, 2016

Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations called on UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to reject attempts to erase the irrefutable historical religious heritage of Judaism, Christianity and faith traditions other than Islam to the Old City of Jerusalem.

October 13, 2016 New York, NY - - Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations today expressed gratitude to Ambassador Dore Gold for his service to the people and government of Israel as Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Decision by UNESCO’s Executive Board once again erases the indisputable historical connection to holy sites in Jerusalem of Jews, Christians and faith traditions other than Islam.

The resolution to be considered in the upcoming days, proposed on behalf of the Palestinians by a group of Arab and Muslim states “purposefully distorts, denigrates and seeks to deny the millennia long historical reality of the profound Jewish connection to sites which are among the holiest in Judaism, Christianity and other faith traditions.” 

New York, NY September 29, 2016 - - A significant number of American Jewish leaders have traveled to Jerusalem to participate in the funeral services for the late President and Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres.

September 28, 2016

Stephen M. Greenberg, Chairman and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO of the Conference of Presidents said, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Shimon Peres, the last of the generation of founding leaders of Israel, a great friend, staunch supporter and partner in the work of the Conference.  His distinguished lifelong career devoted to public service was guided by an unwavering commitment to the ideals of Zionism and an abiding love for the State of Israel and all its people, and for Jews throughout the world.  

September 21, 2016…. Malcolm Hoenlein, on a brief trip to Israel, visited ailing former Israeli President Shimon Peres at Tel Hashomer Hospital to bring the prayers and well wishes of the American Jewish Community. He spoke extensively with President Peres’ son Chemi Peres and with his son-in-law and doctor, Dr. Rafi Valdan and recalled the long and intensive relationship between President Peres and the Conference of Presidents.  


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