Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein, ZOA Chairman Dr. Michael Goldblatt, and ZOA’s Board of Directors and members congratulate President Donald John Trump and Vice President Michael Richard Pence upon being sworn in to lead our great nation and initiating a great new era of the United States of America.
We join in our nation’s prayers for the President and Vice President to have the strength and wisdom to rebuild our country, and to, as President Trump stated in his inaugural speech, “bring back our jobs . . . our borders . . . our wealth, and . . . our dreams,” and to “together make America strong again . . . wealthy again . . . safe again . . . strong again . . . and great again.”
We appreciate our new President’s determination to eliminate the scourge of radical Islam, and his quote of one of our favorite lines from Psalm 133, often sung by the Jewish people, about dwelling together in unity. President Trump stated: “We will shine for everyone to follow. We will eradicate radical Islamic terrorism from the face of the earth. When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. The Bible tells us, ‘How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.’”
We were also touched that Rabbi Hier recited from psalm 137 during his benediction, immediately following the President’s inaugural address: “If I forget thee, oh Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.” We look forward to President Trump remembering his promise to recognize and move our embassy to Israel’s eternal capital Jerusalem.
As Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said at the ceremony today, just before the President and Vice President were inaugurated: “Our best days are yet to come.”
Congratulations again to President Trump and Vice President Pence.