SWC Commends President Biden & Allied Leaders in Call for Release of Remaining Hostages Held by Hamas

April 25, 2024

The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) today commended President Biden for his call for the immediate release of the remaining hostages in Gaza.  SWC also commended a roster of supporting countries that joined the call for the release of hostages including Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action Agenda for SWC, said “We applaud President Biden for taking the lead in assembling an international coalition to demand the release of hostages still held in Gaza.  Nothing justifies the taking of hostages on October 7th,  and nothing justifies the refusal of Hamas to release all hostages, particularly as part of a ceasefire that has been offered.”

The SWC continues to support calls for a resolution to the conflict that will ensure the immediate release of all hostages as a necessary first step.

For further information, please email Michele Alkin, Director of Global Communications at malkin@wiesenthal.com or Erik Simon at esimon@wiesenthal.com, join the Center on Facebook, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent directly to your Twitter feed. 

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization. It holds consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OAS, and the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO).  

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