Vice Chair Crowley Statement on the Passing of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

September 28, 2016
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.)Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on the passing of Shimon Peres, former President of Israel:

“I join in mourning the passing of Shimon Peres, one of the founding fathers of Israel. President Peres was a giant whose commitment to the security of Israel and her people was an inspiration to us all. He was an extraordinary leader at an extraordinary time, forging a path to a more stable future for Israel. I always admired him for his courage, his tenacity, and for his unwavering belief that peace could someday be achieved.

“I send my heartfelt condolences to President Peres’ family and the people of Israel. The world lost a powerful voice, but President Peres’ legacy will be felt for generations to come.”