As Nachum continues his Yom Yerushalayim coverage, he welcomed Martin Oliner, Chair of RZA to this morning’s JM in the AM to preview the historic Yom Yerushalayim celebration, sponsored by Mizrachi, in the halls of Congress on May 17. Jewish leaders and legislators will toast l’chayim to Jerusalem on Capitol Hill. “The Religious Zionists of America drafted a four-part resolution that Oliner calls “mild.” The resolutions don’t call for political action, just broad moral recognition.
The resolution asks that the House of Representatives:
1) “Recognizes the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem”
2) “Recognizes that the reunification and subsequent protection afforded (by Israel) by the Holy Places Law, is an affirmation of religious freedom”
3) “Encourages Congress to safeguard the American-Israeli alliance and advance the countries’ mutual interests”
4) “Recognizes the contributions of those who fought in the Six-Day War, the outcome of which helped to enable the unity of Jerusalem and religious freedom for all”
Twenty-five major National Jewish organizations will join Mizrachi at the Capitol, including Yeshiva University, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Zionist Organization of America, and Alpha Epsilon Pi.”
Visit the RZA website HERE.