April 10, 2019 — New York
American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global Jewish advocacy organization, congratulates Prime Minster Netanyahu on his hard-fought election victory.
“The ultimate winner of Israel’s democratic elections is freedom itself. The freedom to cast a ballot. The freedom to select from literally dozens of political choices. The freedom to support the new leaders or peacefully oppose them,” said AJC CEO David Harris. “To its everlasting credit, Israel has remained steadfastly committed to its democratic and pluralistic values, as reflected in the latest round of voting, and remains a shining example in a region where the democracy deficit is all too painfully evident.”
“AJC looks forward to working closely with the prime minister, whom we have known for nearly 40 years, in strengthening Israel-Diaspora relations, deepening U.S.-Israel ties, supporting Israel’s quest for enduring peace with the Palestinians and larger Arab world, and expanding Israel’s diplomatic engagement worldwide,” Harris added.