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Clinton, Bush Sr. to help organize events marking Israel's 60th anniversary

Former US presidents agree to head National Committee for Israel 60. 'It's a great honor,' Jewish leader says

WASHINGTON - Former US presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton have agreed to head-a committee tasked with organizing the events that will celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations announced last week.


Malcolm Hoenlein, the Conference's vice-chairman, told Ynet it was a "great honor" that the two former American presidents agreed to head the National Committee for Israel 60, adding that the Jewish community's response to the development was "amazing".


"A core part of Israel's story is the special role that the American people and governments have played to support Israel," the Conference of Presidents said in a statement.


"The involvement of the former presidents will send a strong and reassuring message to the people of Israel as well as to the American people of the continued stability and growing strength of the bonds between these great democracies."


פרסום ראשון: 11.17.07, 17:55
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