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February 11, 2011

NJDC Statement on the Resignation of President Hosni Mubarak

Listed in: Israel, Other Foreign Policy, NJDC News, Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC - National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) Chairman Marc R. Stanley and President and CEO David A. Harris today jointly issued the following statement in response to the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak:

“Today’s resignation of President Hosni Mubarak is a truly historic moment for Egypt and the entire Middle East. The ability of the Egyptian people to make their voices heard in favor of democracy and liberty was an inspiration to all of us who regard these freedoms as paramount.

We recognize that President Barack Obama and the entire Administration has worked vigorously to ensure the core principles that the United States was founded upon are observed during the events in recent week—and we are proud of how the White House has represented the United States during this tremendously fluid time.

As the President noted in his comments this afternoon, a difficult transition lies ahead. Significant questions remain about Egypt’s relations with Israel—and Israel’s own critical security needs. We are confident that President Obama and America’s allies will help encourage a newly free Egypt to embrace peaceful coexistence with its neighbors—and stability throughout the Middle East—as key benchmarks moving forward.

The hallmark and proof of this real transition will be genuine democracy; it’s up to America and all freedom-loving people to help ensure this transition, for the sake of the Egyptian people.”