Monday, 15.6.2020, Alternate Prime Minister and Minister of Defense MK Benny Gantz (Blue and White) participated in the AJC’s virtual convention.
Gantz thanked the organization for its work for Jews in Israel and around the world and expressed his desire to strengthen the relationship between Jews from around the world.
“When we look at the (Israeli) Declaration of Independence, we say that “In Israel the Jewish state was founded.” This means that Israel is the national homeland of all Jews from all over the world. As far as I’m concerned Ultra-Orthodox, Conservatives, Reform, Secular–are Jews, it does not matter what stream of Judaism they belong to, I have said this before: the Kotel is big and long enough to have room for everyone. This is one family.”