Rozic, Kaminsky Adopt Resolution Honoring Israel Independence Day

ALBANY (Office of NYS ASsemblywoman Nily Rozic) -

Ahead of Israel Independence Day, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) and State
Senator Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Island) adopted a resolution celebrating Israel Independence Day. The resolution introduced congratulates the State of Israel on the 71st anniversary of its independence and recognizes advancements made in the face of conflict and oppression.

“As the first and only Israeli-born member elected to the State Legislature it is an honor to
celebrate this occasion,” said Assemblywoman Nily Rozic. “In addition to commemorating Israel’s 71
years of statehood, we are also celebrating the shared interests and trusted relationship between
the people of New York and the people of Israel that grows stronger each year.”

“Israel is a world leader in technology, science and innovation, a stronghold of democracy, and
shares an unbreakable friendship with our State and its citizens,” said Senator Todd Kaminsky. “I
was honored to introduce a resolution reaffirming New York’s integral alliance with Israel, and
congratulating the Jewish homeland on 71 years and counting of independence, freedom and
advancements. I look forward to continuing to strengthen the integral strategic, economic and
cultural ties between New York and Israel.”

Israel Independence Day is celebrated this year on May 9th and marks 71 years of statehood for
Israel. Since its founding in 1948, Israel has rebuilt a nation, established a democracy, and
continues to strive for peace with security and dignity for itself and neighbors.

Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York said: “It is with sincere gratitude to
my friend, Assemblywoman Rozic, that I commend her for this important initiative. I would also like
to thank Senator Kaminsky for carrying this important resolution in the Senate, thereby confirming
the close bond between Israel and New York. As we celebrate our 71st Independence Day, the State of
Israel is deeply appreciative of this resolution, as well as the United States’ continued support.”

Michael S. Miller, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council of NY, said: “The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York is proud to support this resolution
recognizing the independence of Israel. For 71 years, Israel has welcomed Jewish refugees and has
evolved into an economic and technological marvel. New Yorkers and Israelis share the values of
freedom and democracy, and we look forward to ensuring that this relationship continues to
flourish.”

Rozic has led efforts to promote the security of Israel through a series of legislative actions.
She joined colleagues in signing onto a resolution condemning the BDS movement and reaffirming
Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish, democratic state. She also sponsored a bill that would keep in
place New York State’s existing sanctions against businesses supporting Iranian nuclear and energy
sectors.

 

The resolution concludes, “RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to congratulate the State of Israel upon the occasion of the 71st Anniversary of its independence and reaffirming the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the State of New York and Israel.”