American Jewish Congress Welcomes President Trump's Holocaust Remembrance Day Speech

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:27pm

"The American Jewish Congress welcomes President Trump’s speech marking Holocaust Remembrance Day. We are encouraged by his pledge “to confront anti-Semitism,” and to “stamp out prejudice.” It is vital that the President sets the tone on this important matter and ensures that we are all working to fight anti-Semitism in all its guises.

"It was particularly pertinent that this was announced at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum which commemorates one of the most atrocious and horrific incidents in Jewish history. His comments show that he is beginning to understand the drivers of anti-Semitism, how offensive Holocaust denial is and why anti-Zionism is often anti-Semitic.

"We look forward to working with President Trump as we face these issues and ensure that America’s Jewish communities continue to thrive."