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Rep. Engel Named Chairman of International Jewish Lawmakers’ Group

By: JTA

New York Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel has been appointed chairman of an umbrella body for Jewish lawmakers worldwide, succeeding Italy’s Fiamma Nirenstein, who recently made aliyah to Israel.

The steering committee of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians named Engel, the senior Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, as its chairman this week during a meeting of the group in Washington.

“The work of the ICJP is important for Jews everywhere, and I am proud and honored to help lead and uphold its important mission,” Engel said in a statement.

The group, which is an initiative of the World Jewish Congress, passed resolutions on Iran and on anti-Semitism in Europe and Latin America. In the pipeline is a resolution on religious freedoms in Europe and a letter to President Obama calling for the commutation of the life sentence handed down 26 years ago to Jonathan Pollard, a spy for Israel.

 

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4 Responses to “Rep. Engel Named Chairman of International Jewish Lawmakers’ Group”

  1. How disappointing to see a democrat elected to such position. Is this committee irrelevant, or are we so happy with Obama’s policies we reward his cronies

  2. How disappointing to see a democrat elected to such position. Is this committee irrelevant, or are we so happy with Obama’s policies we reward his cronies

  3. Moishe Sachs says:

    With the appointment of a one of the most hyper-partisan dispicable dishonest politicians in history this group graduates from unknown & meaningless to evil.

  4. Moishe Sachs says:

    Wow, once you comment you cannot delete the comment, so watch your spelling before commenting, or else.

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