Jewish Federations Hail Final Passage of Bill Elevating Israel as “Strategic Partner”

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December 3, 2014
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Jewish Federations Hail Final Passage of Bill Elevating Israel as “Strategic Partner”

Washington, D.C. – Following the final passage of legislation declaring Israel to be a “major strategic partner” of the United States, American Jewish organizations celebrated the bill as furthering the ironclad commitment between the two countries. The Jewish Federations of North America hailed the importance of the bill, which would designate a unique strategic status for Israel and create a framework for increased cooperation in defense, energy and other sectors.

Jerry Silverman, President and CEO of The Jewish Federations of North America, stated,

“Over the years, Israel and the United States have proven themselves to be the closest of allies. This legislation elevates cooperation in areas like energy and defense. It makes clear to the world that the two countries are strategic allies at the highest level. We thank those who worked to make this bill a reality, in particular Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), who authored the legislation. It is truly heartening to know that Israel and the Jewish community at large will always be able to count on the United States for support.”

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The Jewish Federations, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).

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