Elie Wiesel Attends Netanyahu’s Congressional Speech

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach announced today that the writer, political activist and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, will attend Prime Minister Netanyahu’s congressional speech regarding Iran on March 3.  A full-page advertisement declaring Mr. Wiesel’s intention to attend the controversial speech will appear in The New York Times on February 14th to be followed by The Washington Post.

Signifying the urgent threat that a nuclear Iran portends for Israel and the rest of the world, Mr. Wiesel, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, directly addresses President Obama, Vice President Biden and distinguished members of Congress, and asks them to support Mr. Netanyahu’s right to call attention to the crisis. In the advertisement, Mr. Wiesel states, “As one who has seen the enemies of the Jewish people make good on threats to exterminate us, how can I remain silent?”

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