New York, NY, June 13, 2021 … ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) today welcomed the swearing in of a new government in Israel, led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid. ADL congratulated PM Bennett and FM Lapid for their efforts to construct a broad-based coalition government reflecting a wide-swath of Israeli society, and expressed hope that their tenure would bring much needed political stability and societal progress for all of Israel.
“Congratulations to the people of Israel on this historic day. This new government proudly reflects Israel’s broad and diverse societal makeup with political parties from the left to the right,” said ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt. “We are encouraged that the government’s wide-ranging agenda encompasses several important issues for ADL, including strengthening Israel’s security, addressing challenges of social cohesion in Israeli society, advancing religious pluralism and the relationships with Diaspora Jewish communities, securing Israel’s democratic foundations, providing assistance for Israel’s underserved communities and many others.
“We wish Israel’s new leadership much success in its efforts to bring about political stability, positive social and economic changes, prosperity for its citizens and peace with its neighbors.”