A few weeks ago, our friend and recently retired Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, gave a magnificent speech to the leadership of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, in which she was very clear about the imperative for governmental and community leadership to be more responsive to Holocaust survivors rights, needs and interests. She also spoke eloquently about the importance of steadfast support for the State of Israel in these perilous times. The Holocaust Survivors Foundation USA is extremely grateful for Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen’s commitment to Holocaust survivors and the safety and security of the State of Israel.
David Schaecter, HSF-USA President
Ileana’s Zachor Speech PDF — April 11, 2019
Excerpt from Remarks of National Security Advisor John Bolton at the Freedom Tower
November 1, 2018
Miami is home to countless Americans who fled the prisons and death squads of the Castro regime in Cuba, the murderous dictatorships of Chavez and Maduro in Venezuela, and the horrific violence of the 1980s and of today under the brutal reign of the Ortegas in Nicaragua.
Others who call Miami home have escaped anti-Semitism and prejudice that has unfortunately existed in the region.
Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States, or anywhere in the world. We all have a responsibility to confront this heinous hatred, whether it occurs in Pittsburgh, Caracas, or in any other city.
And you know, on that score, nobody has done more than Ileana Ros-Lehtinen including her leadership in the bill she’s introduced to allow Holocaust survivors the opportunity to bring their cases to court. Thank you, Ily.