WJC congratulates Emmanuel Macron

May 8, 2017 Agencies
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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his election as French president.

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Ronald S. Lauder expressed confidence that the new French leader will continue to have close and positive ties with the French Jewish community and fight all forms of anti-Semitism, whether from the extreme left or the extreme right.

“On behalf of the World Jewish Congress, I congratulate Mr. Macron on his tremendous victory and know that he will work to support the State of Israel against its enemies in the international arena, in all its constructs, be it from the extreme left or the extreme right. I am looking forward to sitting down with Mr. Macron to continue the positive and constructive relationship we have had with his predecessors. France has been a true friend of the Jewish people in recent years, and I know this will continue under the new president. Mazal Tov Monsieur Macron, I am looking forward to our future friendship.”​

Meanwhile Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said:”I congratulate Emmanuel Macron on being elected President of France.

I look forward to working with President-elect Macron to confront the common challenges and seize the common opportunities facing our two democracies. One of the greatest threats facing the world today is radical Islamic terror which has struck Paris, Jerusalem and so many other cities around the world.

France and Israel are longtime allies and I am sure that we will continue to deepen our relations.”

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