Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European RabbisEli Itkin

Following the news that Joe Biden has won the US presidential election and will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States of America, Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis, has issued the following statement:

“We first of all hope to see that US Jewry will overcome its deep political divisions and become united on all crucial issues.

“We express our thanks to outgoing US President, Mr Donald Trump, for his unwavering support of Israel, being the first sitting US President to visit the Western Wall – the remnant of the Jerusalem Temple in the eternal Jewish capital – and for forging ahead with the Abrahamic Accords improving relations between Israel and its Arab neighbours.

“We wish the incoming US President Mr Joe Biden G-d’s blessings and wisdom to navigate the US through the pandemic and provide relief, prosperity and peace to the people of the US.

“We also hope to see a reset of relations between the Europe and the US, which remains the cornerstone of post-World War II prosperity and stability of the European project.

“We are also looking forward to hearing a clear voice from Washington, providing support for human rights, freedom of religion and against racism and antisemitism.”