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Combat Antisemitism Movement Congratulates Advisory Board Member Isaac Herzog on Election as Israel’s 11th President

June 2, 2021

2 June 2021 (New York) – The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) welcomed Isaac Herzog’s election today by the Knesset as the eleventh President of the State of Israel. Herzog is a CAM Advisory Board member and a frequent participant in CAM events.

During decades of public service, as a parliamentarian, government minister, Leader of the Opposition and in his current role as Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel, Herzog has resolutely dedicated himself to the welfare of the Jewish People and has been a powerful public voice in the fight against antisemitism, hatred and discrimination.

Sacha Roytman-Dratwa, Combat Anti-Semitism Movement Director: “On behalf of the Combat Antisemitism Movement, I warmly congratulate our friend Isaac Herzog on his election as Israel’s President. Not only is he a long-standing friend and advisor to CAM, but for many years he has been one of the strongest and most powerful advocates for the Jewish People and against antisemitism globally. No doubt, he will continue to proudly advocate for Jewish rights and wider tolerance as President. He will no doubt represent Israel and the Jewish People as a whole with great distinction during his term as Israel’s President.”  

The Combat Antisemitism Movement is a non-partisan, global grassroots movement of individuals and organizations, across all religions and faiths, united around the goal of ending antisemitism in all its forms. Since its launch in February 2019, 330 organizations and 340,000 individuals have joined the Combat Antisemitism Movement by signing the campaign’s pledge. The CAM Pledge draws upon the IHRA working definition of antisemitism and its list of specific behaviors used to discriminate against the Jewish people and the Jewish State of Israel.