AIPAC mourns the passing of Mayor Ed Koch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marshall Wittmann, mwittmann@aipac.org
February 1, 2013

 

AIPAC mourns the passing of Mayor Ed Koch

WASHINGTON — AIPAC mourns the passing of Mayor Ed Koch,  an indefatigable defender of the American-Israel relationship.  With an unmatched passion, Ed Koch could always be counted on to stand up for America’s democratic ally.  He was a larger than life figure who effectively led New York, a city he deeply loved.   Mayor Koch often asked his constituents “How am I doing?”.  For the pro-Israel community, the answer to this question is that we are all deeply saddened by the passing of the Mayor.  Ed Koch was an American original and Israel's stalwart friend.  The Mayor will be greatly missed.

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Consistently ranked as the most influential foreign policy lobbying organization on Capitol Hill, AIPAC is a bipartisan American membership organization that seeks to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Israel. For more than 50 years, AIPAC has been working with Congress to build a strong, vibrant relationship between the U.S. and Israel. With more than 100,000 members across the United States, AIPAC works throughout the country to improve and strengthen that relationship by supporting U.S.-Israel military, economic, scientific and cultural cooperation.