Conference of Presidents Praises Resumption of Diplomatic Relations Between Israel and Turkey

New York, NY... Dianne Lob, Chair, and William Daroff, CEO, of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We commend the renewal of full diplomatic relations between Israel and Turkey. We look forward to continued engagement to improve regional stability, as well as opportunities for further social, political, and economic development, beginning with the resumption of the full exchange of ambassadors and consuls general.

“We are also hopeful that the thawing of relations will result in the expulsion of Hamas terrorists from Turkey, and the use of Turkey’s influence to secure the release of Avera Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed, two Israeli hostages held prisoner by Hamas in Gaza, as well as the return of the remains of two fallen IDF soldiers, Hadar Goldin, z”l, and Oron Shaul, z”l.

“Israel flourishes from the unique partnership of her people – Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike. The pursuit of warm neighborly relations allows that dream to survive and thrive.”

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