SACRAMENTO - Today, the California State Assembly adjourned in the memory of author, professor, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel. Elie Wiesel passed away at the age of 87 on July 2, 2016 in New York. As a Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel was a strong and compassionate voice for human rights. He dedicated his life to teaching the world about the Holocaust through sharing his own personal story of suffering and survival. Wiesel believed it was essential to speak out against genocide and violations of human rights.
SACRAMENTO – Legislators, veterans and community leaders today decried a swastika display in Sacramento’s River Park neighborhood as offensive and an insult to victims of the holocaust and veterans who fought the Nazis during World War II. They urged the immediate removal of the display.
The press conference was attended by more than 40 legislators representing both parties, both houses and all ethnic caucuses. They stood together in solidarity against this “unambiguous symbol of hate.”
SACRAMENTO – Recognizing the many ties that inexorably bind the state of California to the nation of Israel, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus issues the following statement today:
“We stand with Israel.
“The California Legislative Jewish Caucus extends our solidarity and support for the people of Israel. We pray for their safety during these difficult times.
“We condemn the actions of Hamas; a U.S. designated terrorist organization, whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel.
SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Jewish Caucus has made the following statement regarding the recent kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank:
SACRAMENTO – Senator Marty Block (SD-39) today issued the following statement after learning that the Rialto Unified School District assigned eighth grade students an essay debating the reality of the Holocaust:
“Recently eighth grade students in the Rialto Unified School District were asked to assess whether the Holocaust ‘was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.’