U.S. Jewish Groups Congratulate Trump on Election Victory

A Jewish man watches voting results come in at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of …
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The Algemeiner reports: American Jewish groups were among those congratulating President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday after his poll-defying victory over Democratic Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s election.

In a statement, Stephen M. Greenberg — chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations — and Malcolm Hoenlein — the group’s executive vice chairman — said they welcomed Trump’s “clear commitment to be a president for all Americans and to ‘bind the wounds of division’ after a long and bruising campaign…The Conference stands ready to contribute to the hard work of healing the divides in our country which were revealed at times in stark terms during the campaign.”

Furthermore, Greenberg and Hoenlein said, “we look forward to working with President-elect Trump and his advisors in the transition before his inauguration and in the years to come during his presidency on the issues facing our country, as well as of specific concern to the American Jewish community including strengthening the special US-Israel relationship, the rise of antisemitism and the security of the Jewish people at home and abroad.”

Greenberg and Hoenlein also commended Clinton “on her hard fought campaign” and extended “our deepest gratitude for her lifelong accomplishments in public service on behalf of the American people.”

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