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APN Mourns the Death of Congressman Tom Lantos

"Congressman Lantos was a devoted supporter of Israel, a supporter of peace, and a committed American public servant"
Congressman Tom Lantos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 11, 2008
CONTACT:  Ori Nir - (202) 728-1893

Washington, D.C. - Americans for Peace Now (APN) today expressed its deepest sorrow at the passing of Congressman Tom Lantos, who died after a battle with cancer. 
 
"Congressman Lantos was a devoted supporter of Israel, a supporter of peace, and a committed American public servant," said APN Chair Franklin Fisher. "As a Holocaust survivor, he embodied the strength and courage of the Jewish people. His achievements testify to the triumph of courage and the human spirit over the worst forms of adversity."
 
"Americans for Peace Now deeply mourns the passing of Congressman Lantos. We extend our heart-felt condolences to his family. We also extend our condolences to his friends, staff, constituents, and the entire Jewish community."
 
APN's mission is to enhance Israel's security through peace and to support the Israeli Peace Now movement.