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US Senator Robert Menendez Statement on Israel

 

US Senator Robert MenendezNew Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 18, 2011

CONTACT: Menendez Press Office (202) 224-4744

NEWS: Jewish Community Embarks on Celebration of Purim; Menendez Shares Outrage about Iran‘s Threats Against the Jewish People

WASHINGTON –US Senator Menendez (D-NJ) today released the following statement in celebration of Purim, the three day Jewish celebration that recalls the story of Esther who stood up for the Jewish people of Persia against Haman:

“The Story of Purim celebrates the courage of Esther who stood up for the Jewish people of Persia against Haman who threatened to kill the Jewish people.  Today, the Jewish people face a new Haman in Iran that seeks to annihilate the State of Israel and in terrorists who would kill an innocent family while they sleep in their beds.  Anti-Semitism and anti-Israel vitriol has seen a resurgence. It is both taught and tolerated in many nations. Hateful rhetoric can never be tolerated.  It is time to speak out and say this will not stand.”

“This weekend when Jewish children all over the United States dress up as the heroes and villains of the Purim story, it is time we Americans act as adults and show our true colors as stalwart supporters of the State of Israel and the Jewish people.”

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