National and international Jewish reaction to Trumps election as U.S. president

“President-elect Trump has the opportunity to use his office to bring Americans together, and to move us toward a brighter future. If he does so, we will be ready to work with him for the common good. If he does not, we also stand ready to be fierce advocates for the values that guide us: inclusivity, justice and compassion.” — Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

“Israel looks forward to strengthening yet further the special relationship and close friendship between Israel and the United States. In this regard, I would like to reiterate Israel’s deep appreciation of president-elect Trump’s declared intention to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.” — Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely

“This is American democracy at work. The voters have spoken, Secretary Clinton has conceded and the civil transition of power is underway. We welcome Mr. Trump’s pledge that he will be president for all Americans, and that he will seek the common ground and reconciliation that has been the hallmark of American elections and the transitions that follow.” — Anti-Defamation League

“We cannot call the idea of Donald Trump as president acceptable. … We consider Trump’s vision of the country to be fundamentally un-American, and American Jews will protest and resist these plans with passion and courage.” — Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action

“We look forward to a Trump/Pence administration that will rebuild America, heal America’s internal divisions, inspire all Americans and people throughout the world and be a great friend to the State of Israel.” — Zionist Organization of America

“The Wiesenthal Center looks forward to leadership from the Trump Administration in defeating BDS and ensuring an intimidation-free campus environment for Jewish students at our nation’s universities.” — Simon Wiesenthal Center

“B’nai B’rith applauds your stated commitment to Israel’s security and your pledge to do everything in your power to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. We recognize that American leadership — and America’s crucial partnership with its democratic ally Israel — are essential to our shared goal of a peaceful and stable Middle East.” — B’nai B’rith International

“The Orthodox Union looks forward to working with President Trump and his administration on issues of critical importance to our community including strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship, expanding educational opportunity and choice for all American children, defending America’s ‘first freedom’ of religious liberty and more.” — Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America

“We call upon the president-elect to continue to assure the nation, particularly constituencies feeling most vulnerable, that the country will live up to its highest ideals and respect the rights of all people.” — David Bernstein, president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs

“The strength of our great nation is in the enduring dedication of the American people to our pluralistic democracy and institutions. The Conference stands ready to contribute to the hard work of healing the divides in our country that were revealed at times in stark terms during the campaign.” — Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.