NEW YORK, NY – Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA) National President Rhoda Smolow released the following statement following the Knesset vote of confidence seating the 36th Government of Israel to be led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
"Hadassah extends its best wishes and congratulations to Prime Minister Bennett, his cabinet ministers, alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid and the new Government of Israel. The new political leadership in Israel comes into power with opportunities at home, opportunities abroad and with unwavering friendship from Hadassah, which has supported each and every democratically elected Government of Israel.
"Israel's leaders will undoubtedly continue to provide for the safety and security of her people, fight antisemitism, develop relationships with new allies and deepen the enduring US-Israel relationship. Hadassah members in the US stand ready to help draw our nations closer together and to protect and strengthen Israel against threats from near and far.
"A significant and growing source for strengthening the bonds between Americans and Israelis runs through the Hadassah medical system, where the staff and medical professionals at its two hospitals in Jerusalem continue caring for all people in ways reflecting the highest of standards and expectations of expertise, innovation, morality and diversity.
"As political power changes hands, Hadassah thanks all those who have served Israel and congratulates the new coalition on its success. We are excited to work alongside the Government of Israel, and we are hopeful that together we will strengthen the US-Israel relationship and advance the health and safety of all people."