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US/Israel Relationship

As a member of Congress, I will do everything in my power to further the bond between our two countries and continue the US tradition of leadership in this critical region.

The US and Israel have a special relationship grounded in democratic values, common security interests and a shared passion for innovation. Since President Truman’s recognition of Israel in 1948, the US has been Israel’s most dependable global ally. I am proud that the US has provided military support and taken a bold lead in brokering peace between Israel and its neighbors. As a member of Congress, I will do everything in my power to further the bond between our two countries and continue the US tradition of leadership in this critical region.

I support:

  • Bilateral efforts to enhance Israeli security and funding military defense to insure the safety and security of the Israeli people.

  • Continued US support of funding to the Palestinian Authority which is critical to the PA’s state-building and security efforts in West Bank, and which help foster cooperation.

  • A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which will result in an internationally recognized border with a future state of Palestine living side-by-side with Israel in peace and with robust security guarantees.

  • The complete and unobstructed implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in Iran which has so far proven effective in blocking each of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon and represents major progress for the security of the United States, Israel and our allies in the region.

  • Continued US financial commitments to international institutions that promote peace in the Middle East, such as the United Nations.

The longstanding connections that our country has on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, combined with our deeply vested interests in the region, uniquely positions the US to lead in achieving a two-state solution. Ultimately, it is up to the Israelis and the Palestinians to make the difficult choices to achieve peace, yet the United States remains indispensable to any viable effort to achieve that goal.