Conference of Presidents Heralds Prime Minister Bennett's Address to UNGA

New York, NY

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

“We commend Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly this morning, where he articulated the challenges Israel faces both domestically and internationally.

Prime Minister Bennett addressed Iran’s nuclear ambitions and malevolent regional activities, matters of utmost importance to the international community. The annihilation of the Jewish State is a frequently and openly stated objective of the regime’s leaders, making the threat of a nuclear Iran particularly acute for Israel. We are hopeful that the Prime Minister’s warnings today do not fall on deaf ears.

Over the last week as we met with Arab delegations on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, they discussed the opportunity and excitement of the Abraham Accords. These sentiments were echoed by Prime Minister Bennett, as he reminded the world of the efforts Israel has made to improve ties in the Middle East.

We note that this is the second visit to the United States made by the Prime Minister since taking office, closely following his warm and productive meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House last month, after which he provided a briefing to the Conference of Presidents. We look forward to the continued flourishing of the vital partnership and special relationship between the United States and Israel and between Israel and Jewish communities around the world.”

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