Texas Governor Greg Abbott Highlights ‘Deep and Enduring Bond’ Between His State and the Jewish People
August 10, 2021
Texas Governor Greg Abbott addressed the Central America Forum for Israel last month, and highlighted the “deep and enduring bond” between his state and the Jewish people.
“We share in the blessings of freedom, as well as in the burdens of vigilance,” Governor Abbott said. “Working together, we will continue to combat antisemitism and ensure an even brighter and safer future for all.”
“With the disturbing rise in antisemitism, we all have a responsibility to combat hateful rhetoric and violence in our communities,” he noted. “That’s why I signed a law that creates the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission. This commission will help to root out antisemitism in Texas, and make our communities safer.”
“This is just one important step Texas is taking to support Israel and the Jewish community,” Governor Abbott added.
Watch Governor Abbott’s full remarks here:
The Central America Forum for Israel — hosted by the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) and Center for Jewish Impact, in partnership with the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala, the Guatemala-Israel Friendship League, and the Jewish Community of Guatemala — brought together top regional leaders, including Guatemalan President Dr. Alejandro Giammattei, to reject Jew-hatred and unite in a powerful show of support for the State of Israel.
The full event can be viewed here: