NEW YORK, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress, today issued the following statement in celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut:
"Today, we raise a glass in celebration of the Jewish State of Israel, the miracle in the Middle East and a beacon of hope for people of good conscience everywhere. We remember that day 69 years ago when Theodor Herzl's vision became a reality: a strong, independent, democratic nation for the Jewish people in our biblical homeland. Today and every day: Am Yisrael Chai – the Jewish nation lives."
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