In the letter, Saltzman and Mariaschin wrote: “B’nai B’rith shares the deep conviction, which you articulated during your Senate confirmation hearing, that ‘Iran has been on the march and has paid too low a price for its dangerous behavior.’ We further concur with you that ‘Iran’s activities in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon threaten the very existence of Israel, and the global reach of Hezbollah threatens us right here in the homeland.’”
Additionally, Saltzman and Mariaschin wrote: “We also welcome your leadership on one of the greatest and most intractable issues of our time, the Arab-Israeli conflict. We take comfort in the knowledge that Israel, the Middle East’s only democracy and a country that has battled terror and aggression since its independence, will have a staunch and sympathetic ally in the U.S. Secretary of State. B’nai B’rith also looks forward to continuing its cooperation with the State Department on its vital work in combating global anti-Semitism and in promoting Holocaust restitution and memory. We have no doubt that the struggle for progress on these issues will continue to enjoy the firm backing of the State Department during your tenure.”
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