Amb. Ronald S. Lauder presents WJC Theodor Herzl Award to then Vice President Joe Biden, November 2016 (World Jewish Congress/Shahar Azran)
NEW YORK – World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder shared the following in response to the election of President-Elect Joe Biden:
“President-elect Joe Biden has a long history as a friend to the Jewish community, Israel, and Holocaust survivors and their families. He puts diplomacy, cooperation, and equity first, and he leads with patience and decency. The World Jewish Congress looks forward to partnering with the Biden administration to advance the causes of interfaith engagement and dialogue here in the United States and across the globe, Holocaust education, and unity in the shared search for peace and tolerance worldwide.
“When we honored President-elect Biden with our highest award in 2016, the WJC Theodor Herzl Award, he said: ‘Indifference is silence, and silence is consent.’ I know that he will continue to stand by those words as he takes the helm of this country and steers us toward a future of equality, standing up and speaking out for what is fair and what is right.”