U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan asked Alaskans to recommit themselves to ending anti-Semitism and to pray for the safety of the Jewish community in Alaska and around the globe during virtual remarks in Anchorage last week.
Hundreds of Alaskans gathered last Wednesday in Anchorage to show solidarity with Alaska’s Jewish community and to mourn the victims of the recent deadly terrorist attacks in Israel.
The event was hosted by the Alaska Jewish Campus at the the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Centers. During his remarks, Sullivan pledged to continue to work in the United States Senate to “ensure that Israel has whatever assistance it needs to defend itself and its people and to defeat Hamas.”
“We are here tonight to unequivocally stand with the citizens of Israel and Alaska’s Jewish community,” Sullivan said. “We must be steadfast in fully supporting Israel’s right to defend itself, and to defeat and crush the Hamas terrorists who do not want peace, who only want the destruction of Israel, which they say all the time, and the death of more innocent civilians. That is the reality facing Israel right now. And we must stand with them.
“We must also send an unmistakable message to the terrorists in Iran not to try to widen this conflict through other proxies like Hezbollah. America will be watching Iran’s every move. I want to conclude by thanking you again, Rabbi Greenberg and everybody in attendance tonight. This is such a testament to our state that so many are out to support our Jewish community, but also our critical alliance with Israel.
“We mourn together the more than a thousand innocent lives we’ve lost. We pray for the safety of those who’ve been taken hostage and those recovering from injuries. We recommit ourselves to ending anti-Semitism in all its forms, and to defeating terrorists who have no regard for innocent human life. And, we pray for the safety of our Jewish community in Alaska and around the world.”
To listen to Senator Sullivan’s full remarks, click here.