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Jewish Leaders Disappointed and Dismayed by President Biden’s Remarks on Aid to Israel

New York, NY… Harriet P. Schleifer, Chair, and William C. Daroff, CEO, of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We are deeply disappointed and dismayed by President Biden’s counterproductive remarks regarding the potential cessation of congressionally mandated aid to our ally Israel. Congress recently approved this aid with a bipartisan supermajority, which should signal to the Biden Administration that support for Israel in her existential war remains strong.

“It is contrary to the American national interest to deny Israel the munitions and support needed to remove Hamas from power in the Gaza Strip permanently.  Withholding security assistance and support from Israel would send a dangerous message to Iran and all its regional proxies and would undermine the confidence our allies place in commitments by the United States.

“History demonstrates that the United States and Israel are both more secure when there is no daylight visible between the two countries. Public rebuke and criticism of Israel serves to fuel domestic antisemitism as well and will likely invigorate the divisive, vitriolic rhetoric we see on many college campuses today.

“These developments are of profound concern to the American Jewish community for whom the safety and security of Israel is of the utmost importance. We urge President Biden to remain steadfast in his support of the Jewish state.

“The United States must stand with Israel and should commit to providing the support necessary to end the threat to international security posed by the Hamas terror army.”


The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is the recognized central coordinating body representing 50 diverse national Jewish organizations on issues of national and international concern.

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