Valley Jews bid farewell to Sen. John McCain - Community

Valley Jews bid farewell to Sen. John McCain

Janet Perez | Managing Editor | Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 7:27 am

Jews across the Valley, state, nation and even the world continue to mourn the death of United States Sen. John McCain, a longtime friend of Israel, who died of brain cancer on Aug. 25. A funeral service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral on Sept. 1, where he will be eulogized by former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. He will be buried at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on Sept. 2.

“John was one of Israel’s biggest supporters and promoters,” said George Weisz, president of Weisz Ventures and Government Relations, who has been a part of Arizona Republican politics for decades and was McCain’s mentee. “He sponsored crucial legislation on a host of pro-Israel issues. John had a love for the land, people and spirit of Israel. He saw it as his obligation to ensure that Israel would always survive and thrive. Those continuous efforts were evident in the massive, diverse support he received from across the Jewish community.”

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