On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the United Nations adopting Resolution 182 which formalized the plan to partition British controlled Palestine into a Jewish homeland, Governor of New York Elliot Spitzer released a statement which can be found here, or below.
STATE OF NEW YORK
ELIOT SPITZER, GOVERNOR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 29, 2007
STATEMENT BY GOVERNOR ELIOT SPITZER
Sixty years ago today the United Nations General Assembly approved UN Resolution 181, the first step in transforming what was then British-controlled Palestine into a Jewish homeland – Israel.
Today, New York is home to the largest Jewish population in the United States, and all New Yorkers benefit from our diversity and our relationships with Israel -culturally, spiritually and economically. This anniversary marks the start of a milestone year for the state of Israel, and I am proud to serve as the Governor of New York while we celebrate six decades since Israel’s founding.
I look forward to celebrating the coming year with our active Jewish community.