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Israel is our strongest ally in a region that is both strategically significant and increasingly unstable.

Israel proudly shares our American values of freedom and equality and is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East. 

Historically the Jewish and American peoples have been linked by a shared desire to exercise self-determination and religious freedom and to live in peace with their neighbors.

It is imperative that the US continue to strongly support Israel’s right to exist, prosper, and defend itself from threats.

I have long been a supporter of the local efforts of Jewish Americans to strengthen our communities and raise awareness of America’s special relationship with the State of Israel.

My mission to Israel in March of 2014 with the NJ State Association of Jewish Federations reaffirmed and strengthened these core beliefs.