Israeli President: U.S. Will Know How to Face Anti-Semitism

(AFP-Daily Mail-UK) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin wrote to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations to convey his "support and solidarity for the American Jewish community" after the unrest in Charlottesville. "The very idea that in our time we would see a Nazi flag - perhaps the most vicious symbol of anti-Semitism - paraded in the streets of the world's greatest democracy, and Israel's most cherished and greatest ally, is almost beyond belief," he said. "I know that the great nation of the United States of America and its leaders will know how to face this difficult challenge, and prove to the world the robustness and strength of democracy and freedom." Rivlin's remarks came a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned "neo-Nazism and racism" in the Virginia college town.

2017-08-17 00:00:00

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