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African-American Student Starts Pro-Israel Group in New Orleans

The research she did for her paper alarmed her, and Valdary resolved to do what she could to fight Jew-hatred.

Chloé Simone Valdary

Chloé Simone Valdary, president of Allies of Israel, University of New Orleans
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She told The Jewish Press that she admires the Jewish community because “it is the Torah and Jewish values that have built the bedrock of Western civilization which is a fact that is too often understated.”  Her family, she said, is very supportive of her efforts.  In fact, it is to her parents that she points in ultimately explaining her commitment to Israel.  Valdary said, “I think I acquired my love for Israel and my desire to speak up for good from the values my parents instilled within me at an early age.”

Valdary ends the announcement for the January 28 event with, “‘We must,'” as Lincoln stated, “have faith that right makes might; and in that faith, let us to the end, dare to do our duty.”   Wow.  With focus and fortitude like that, Israel’s allies are greatly strengthened by the likes of Chloe’ Simone Valdary.

To find out more about the Declaration of Freedom event at the University of New Orleans, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/261801583945496/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the U.S. correspondent for The Jewish Press. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com

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