American Jewish Committee (AJC), the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, congratulates Benjamin Netanyahu, head of the Likud Party, on his election victory.

“AJC looks forward to again working closely with Mr. Netanyahu to strengthen Israel’s security and place in the world, enhance the deep bonds between Israel and diaspora Jewry, and amplify the shared values that unite Israel, the United States, and our democratic allies,” said AJC CEO Ted Deutch.

AJC has worked with Netanyahu for more than 40 years, during the years he previously served as prime minister, from 1996 to 1999, and from 2009 to 2021, and earlier during his tenure as Israel’s Ambassador to the UN. AJC Jerusalem, under the leadership of Lt. Col. (Res.) Avital Leibovich, engages with top Israeli leaders to forge partnerships throughout Israeli society. Active in diplomacy, interreligious relations, and strengthening ties between Israelis and American Jews, AJC was the first American Jewish organization to open a full office in Israel. 

In June 2018, Netanyahu keynoted the opening of the AJC Global Forum, the largest-ever gathering of an American Jewish advocacy organization in Jerusalem. It was the first time AJC convened its signature annual conference in Israel. To mark the country’s 75th anniversary, the 2023 AJC Global Forum will take place in Tel Aviv in June.

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