New York, NY, May 7, 2015 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today extended congratulations to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the newly formed Israeli government. The new governing coalition can now begin to address the difficult challenges of ensuring the security and well-being of all Israelis, and uphold Israel’s founding principles as a Jewish and democratic state.
Barry Curtiss-Lusher, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:
We congratulate Prime Minister Netanyahu and his new government. Israel’s democratic process is lively and unpredictable, as we saw in a turbulent campaign, a competitive election, and a strenuous coalition-building process.
While there has been much speculation about the policies and the approach of this new governing coalition, we expect this government to continue to work tirelessly to ensure the security and well-being of the State of Israel, uphold Israel’s founding principles as a Jewish and democratic nation, and seek to enhance relations with the international community, the Arab world, and address the challenge of finding solutions to the conflict with the Palestinians.