November 2020 -- Cheshvan-Kislev 5781,  Volume 26, Issue 11

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Jewish Leaders Congratulate Former Vice President Joe Biden on Election as 46th President of the United States

 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 congratulate former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris on their election, and wish them well as they begin the transition process that will culminate in their inauguration on January 20, 2021. We have worked with the President-Elect over the decades on strengthening the US special relationship with Israel, the Soviet Jewry movement, and many other issues.

 

The peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of American democracy, as enshrined in the Constitution. Though voters across the country may have sought different political outcomes, they share the common values that define our democracy: love of freedom, a desire for equality, and respect for the rule of law. It is time for the American people to unite and live out our nation’s motto, E Pluribus Unum. Out of many, one.

 

Our new government will face serious challenges in waging the ongoing battle against COVID-19 and navigating the economic recovery. We thank President Trump for his historic efforts to strengthen the US-Israel relationship, and we look forward to working with the President-Elect and his administration, as well as the new Congress, to continue to deepen this unbreakable bond, counter the growing threat posed by Iran, and combat the scourge of antisemitism wherever it is found.”

 

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is the recognized central coordinating body representing 53 diverse national Jewish organizations on issues of national and international concern.