Monday, February 27, 2017 - 4:33pm
American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen and Vice President Dr. Munr Kazmir released the following statement:
"The American Jewish Congress welcomes Tom Perez as the new chair of the Democratic National Committee. The DNC is an important part of our political system and we hope to harness their support on a wide range of issues, including US foreign policy concerning Israel. Israel is and should remain a bi-partisan issue, where people from both parties work together to ensure America’s interests in the Middle East are furthered, and America’s closest ally in the region is supported and defended.
"We cannot ignore the fact that this contest, and in particular Ellison’s candidacy caused a great deal of division and discord. Divisiveness damages us, breeds hatred and only succeeds in weakening America’s interests at home and abroad. We hope that Mr. Perez will unite the party and join with us to protect Israel and Jewish communities across America."