21 Feb 2017

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump’s remarks this morning.

Mr. Mark Bane, president of the Orthodox Union, stated:

“Over the past several weeks, the American Jewish community has been subjected to scores of bomb threats, acts of vandalism and other anti Semitic incidents.

We welcome today’s statement by President Donald Trump, delivered at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, that “the anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community, and community centers, are horrible and painful.”

We appreciate that President Trump spoke directly to this matter. The words of a President of the United States carry great weight and it is important that Mr. Trump addressed the American Jewish community and all our fellow Americans at this time.

We appreciate that the FBI and Department of Justice are investigating these incidents and the “possible civil rights violations” they entail. We also appreciate the work of the Department of Homeland Security that supports the safety of our Jewish community institutions.