The Israel Project Mourns the Passing of Elie Wiesel

Washington, D.C., July 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Israel Project mourns the passing of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, Noel Peace Prize Winner, eminent writer and one of the great moral authorities of the Jewish world.

TIP CEO Josh Block said, "Elie Wiesel has been a profound influence on every Jewish generation since the creation of the State of Israel. His life a testament to human strength and survival, he became not only a voice for the voiceless, but also a conscience for the world. His impact and meaning transcended his Judaism and his love for the Jewish people. His influence on the lives of millions knew no religious bounds.

"Through his writings, we were blessed with his personal account of the cruelty of the Nazis, allowing us to understand just that a little bit more. Through his speeches, achievements and example, we were honored to have Elie Wiesel as a loved and revered leader of the Jewish people, and a persistent, eloquent voice on behalf of the human rights of all.

"Among Wiesel's honors are the Congressional Medal of Freedom, awarded in 1985, and the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded in 1986. His writings included "The Oath," "The Fifth Son," and his best-known work "Night," his searing memoir of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

"Z'chrono L'vracha. May his memory be a blessing."

About The Israel Project

The Israel Project (TIP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization that provides factual information about Israel and the Middle East to the press, policymakers and the public. Founded in 2003, TIP works in multiple languages to provide real-time background information, images, maps, audio, video, graphics and direct access to newsmakers. To learn more about TIP, visit http://www.theisraelproject.org.

Jarad Geldner 202-527-9524 jarad@redbanyan.com

Source:The Israel Project