B’nai B’rith International has sent a letter to President-elect Emmanuel Macron congratulating him on his election as the 25th president of France. B’nai B’rith looks forward to working with Macron on sustaining a positive relationship between Israel and France.
B’nai B’rith International President Gary P. Saltzman and Executive Vice President and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin wrote: “On behalf of B’nai B’rith International’s more than 100,000 members and supporters around the world, we write to warmly congratulate you on the historic occasion of your election as president. We hope that your tenure will be an era of positive growth for the trans-Atlantic partnership and for relations between France and Israel.”
They also noted: “We also would like to applaud you for the important stand you have taken against anti-Semitism and in favor of the France-Israel relationship. We welcomed your assertion that unilaterally recognizing a Palestinian state would cause instability and harm French-Israeli ties."
Click here to read the letter.