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The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) warmly congratulates Emmanuel Macron on his election as the President of France.

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) warmly congratulates Emmanuel Macron on his election as the President of France.

The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) warmly congratulates Emmanuel Macron on his election as the President of France.

Mr. Macron has demonstrated, through both word and deed, his deep commitment to the State of Israel and to strengthening the special bond between the Jewish state and France.

We were pleased to note that Mr. Macron recently ruled out unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state, while rejecting the BDS Movement and unequivocally condemning Antisemitism, as had his predecessor.

As a former Minister of Economy and Industry, Mr. Macron has placed great emphasis on innovation in shaping the future. We see this as a particular area of focus that can be strengthened between our two nations, given especially Israel’s role as a world leader in high-tech and innovation. France, like Israel, has also been a target of a wave of Islamic terror attacks, underlining the need for us to deepen security cooperation in this regard.

Mr. Macron will assume the leadership of France under a cloud of many challenges, including threat of terrorism, rise in xenophobia, regional instability and on-going Antisemitism.

We are fully confident however that he will steer France into a positive direction and The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) looks forward to working with his incoming French government and our close friends in the French Jewish community to further strengthen the special bond between our two nations.

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The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) is an independent Israeli-based organization devoted to strengthening the bond between Israel & Jewish communities in the Diaspora, as well strengthening Israel – EU relations.

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