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Standing With Our Jewish Neighbors

Here at Home and in Israel
By John Fortney
October 12, 2023
On The Record

There are moments in our lives when we will always remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the unthinkable happened.

The Greatest Generation will always remember Pearl Harbor.

Years later, 9-11 burned an image into our hearts and rallied every neighborhood from coast to coast to fly the American Flag from their homes as the Global War on Terror began.

Saturday’s ambush terror attack by Hamas on Israeli families was truly evil. Imagine armed terrorists storming your neighborhood, executing your neighbors, killing moms and dads, brothers and sisters, and defenseless babies.

If you’re furious you should be. This week the Ohio Senate condemned the attacks conducted by Hamas and supported by Iran in the strongest terms by unanimously passing Senate Resolution 214.

The message was sent to the United States Congress and to the President of The United States expressing our steadfast support of Israel.

This week we invited Rabbi Yitz Frank from Agudath Israel in Ohio and Howie Beigelman, the CEO of Ohio Jewish Communities, to join Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman for the President’s Podcast. Please take time to listen, learn, and hear how we can help our Jewish neighbors who are our fellow Ohioans.


John Fortney
Director of Communications 
Ohio Senate Majority Caucus