Jewish Outreach Director, Ira Forman, sent this message to supporters today:
When the High Holidays begin this weekend, Jews around the world will be getting together in homes and synagogues to observe the beginning of the new year.
With such gatherings comes conversation, so I wanted to make sure you were prepared with some information about recent events in the news.
One of the highlights of the Democratic National Convention -- along with incredible speeches by the President, First Lady, Vice President, and former President Clinton -- was President Obama's decisive move to ensure that the 2012 Democratic platform reflected his personal belief that "Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel."
President Obama's commitment to the state of Israel has never wavered. That was reaffirmed earlier this week when he and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu had an hour-long conversation in which they reiterated their shared commitment to addressing the threat posed by Iran's nuclear program, and pledged to stay in close consultation --including when Prime Minister Netanyahu and his team come to the United States to speak to the UN General Assembly later this month.
After this lengthy conversation, the White House and the State of Israel emphasized the close cooperation and the determination both nations share to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. Only close allies engage in this type of collaboration.
For more on the conversation between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu, read the full statement, then pass it along to your friends:
Have a good and sweet new year.
P.S. -- Take a look at this fact sheet for more on how President Obama's administration has strengthened the U.S.-Israel relationship.