December 10, 2023

President Isaac Herzog recently delivered a heartfelt message of hope and unity to Jewish communities worldwide in response to the ongoing challenges facing Israel and a concerning surge in antisemitic attacks. His message came following a special address during the March for Israel demonstration in Washington DC, where he emphasized that the current conflict is not just a battle between Israel and Hamas. He stated that Israel may be fighting on the ground, but it is fighting the battle of the entire civilized world. Herzog also highlighted the resilience and unity of Israel and Jewish communities worldwide in the face of adversity and expressed deep concern about the disturbing connection between antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment. He called for a commitment to values and truth in the face of these challenges and reassured the global Jewish community that they will emerge stronger. He ended his message with the powerful declaration, “Am Yisrael Chai” (The people of Israel live).