President Barack Obama issued his official Jewish Heritage Month proclamation, saying Jews continue to face bigotry in the United States.
“This year, Jewish American Heritage Month begins as the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau by American soldiers,” Obama wrote in his annual proclamation issued Thursday. Jewish Heritage Month is honored each May by U.S. law.
“We are once again reminded that the vibrant culture of the Jewish people has not always been embraced,” Obama wrote. “As tragic events show us all too often, Jewish communities continue to confront hostility and bigotry, including in America.”
In the proclamation, Obama said he remains “committed to standing against the ugly tide of anti-Semitism in all its forms, including in the denial or trivialization of the Holocaust” and reaffirmed “America’s unwavering commitment to the security of the State of Israel and the close bonds between our two nations and our peoples.”