AIPAC MOURNS THE PASSING OF SENATOR LAUTENBERG

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Marshall Wittmann, mwittmann@aipac.org

June 3, 2013

AIPAC MOURNS THE PASSING OF SENATOR LAUTENBERG

WASHINGTON —AIPAC  mourns the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg -  a tireless champion for the US-Israel relationship  and the human rights of Jews and persecuted peoples throughout the world.  Senator Lautenberg’s leadership will be sorely missed because of his passion and effectiveness in taking a stand for America’s democratic ally and human rights.  He consistently and persistently made his voice heard in defense of Israel.  Senator Lautenberg  stood up for the Jewish community of the Soviet Union when it suffered in the darkness of tyranny  and assisted its liberation into the light of freedom.  Although he is no longer with us, Senator Lautenberg’s legacy of commitment to the Jewish people and human rights will long endure.  AIPAC extends our sincere condolences to the Senator’s family and his many friends around the world.

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.

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