On behalf of B’nai B’rith International, President Gary P. Saltzman and Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin wrote:
Dear Mr. President-elect:
On behalf of B’nai B’rith International’s members and supporters around the world, we congratulate you on your historic victory in the presidential election. We commend you on your momentous achievement and promise our active support as you lead our nation through the urgent difficulties that confront us.
We warmly welcome your election night pledge to help the country “bind the wounds of division” and “come together as one people.” Among the pressing issues we know you will face in the coming months are domestic concerns such as the economy, health care, our immigration system, and the needs of America’s seniors. The challenges abroad are no less imposing, as an unsettled Middle East, the threat of terrorism, and an aggressively hostile Iran will surely command the concerted attention of your administration.
B’nai B’rith applauds your stated commitment to Israel’s security and your pledge to do everything in your power to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. We recognize that American leadership—and America’s crucial partnership with its democratic ally Israel—are essential to our shared goal of a peaceful and stable Middle East. It greatly reassures us, therefore, to know that Israel, the Middle East’s only democracy and a country that has battled terror and aggression since its independence, will have a staunch ally in the president of the United States.
Mr. President-elect, please accept our heartfelt wishes for your success and wellbeing as you assume our nation’s highest office and go, in the words of the Bible, “from strength to strength.” We look forward to working with your administration on issues of mutual concern over the next four years as you strive to achieve your vision, and ours, of a safer and more prosperous nation and a more secure world.
Gary P. Saltzman Daniel S. Mariaschin
B’nai B’rith International President B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President