Statement by UJA-Federation of New York on Jack Lew

“UJA-Federation of New York applauds President Biden’s nomination of Jack Lew as the next ambassador to Israel. A distinguished American leader, and longstanding member of New York’s Jewish community, Jack is deeply engaged with every aspect of the US/Israel relationship. Jack’s extensive international and policy experience, familiarity with issues critical to the Jewish community, and unwavering commitment to promoting Israel’s stability in the region will make him an exemplary Ambassador.”

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