After Charlottesville, Israeli president expresses solidarity with American Jews

"As we say chazak, chazak, ve’nitchazek. Be strong, be strong, and we will be strong."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
August 17, 2017 09:09
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President Rivlin speaks at Ben Gurion Airport after the arrival of US President Donald Trump. (photo credit: screenshot)

 
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After the events in Charlottesville, where the alt-right organized a protest utilizing Nazi paraphernalia, President Reuven Rivlin sent a letter on Wednesday evening to the Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Malcom Hoenline, and conveyed his support to the American Jewish Community.

Rivlin wrote: "At this difficult time I want to express my support and solidarity, and that of all the Israeli people, with you and your communities, and ask that you kindly convey this message on my behalf to the Jewish communities across the US.

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"The very idea that in our time we would see a Nazi flag - perhaps the most vicious symbol of anti-Semitism - paraded in the streets of the world's greatest democracy, and Israel's most cherished and greatest ally is almost beyond belief,” he added.

"We have seen manifestations of anti-Semitism again and again arise across the world; in Europe and the Middle East. In the face of such evil, we stand now as we did then. With faith. With faith in humanity, with faith in democracy, and with faith in justice. I know that the great nation of the United States of America and its leaders will know how to face this difficult challenge, and prove to the world the robustness and strength of democracy and freedom."

He concluded, "As we say chazak, chazak, ve’nitchazek. Be strong, be strong, and we will be strong."


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