AJC Congratulates Nicolas Sarkozy on Election Victory
May 6, 2007 –
“We have long admired Nicolas Sarkozy as a political leader deeply committed to
AJC has enjoyed a cooperative and productive relationship with Sarkozy since he became Interior Minister in 2002.
“At a time when French Jews felt directly threatened by the rise in violent anti-Semitism in Paris and elsewhere across France a few years ago, Sarkozy played a critical role in moving the French government to finally recognize the gravity of the problem and to do what is necessary to address the ill winds that not only threaten the largest Jewish community in Western Europe, but, as we know from history, would ultimately pose a threat to wider French society,” said Harris.
“I consider any insult against Jews an insult against
Sarkozy has met with AJC regularly in
“We hope you will continue to look to AJC as an ally in the essential task of strengthening understanding and cooperation between France and the United States,” wrote AJC President Richard Sideman and Executive Director David A. Harris in a congratulatory letter sent to Sarkozy today..
Further, AJC appreciates Sarkozy’s empathy for the threats
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