[New York, NY – October 18th, 2021] The American Jewish Congress is deeply saddened by the passing of Secretary Colin Powell.

Throughout his life, he was a close ally of the Jewish community and a true friend of Israel. An American Army leader, politician, and diplomat, Powell epitomized public service, dedicating his life to both our country and the American people.

He was a towering presence for America on the world stage, and for both his achievements and contributions, he will always be remembered as an American trailblazer and pioneer. 

We express our sincerest condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

Our Executive Director Joel Rubin was on i24News today to discuss the life and legacy of Secretary Powell.

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