I am committed to Israel’s security as a homeland for the Jewish people and to strengthening the historic, unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel.
Over the years, I have developed a personal relationship with an aunt who has lived in Jerusalem for more than 30 years.
When I am elected to Congress, I will support U.S. policies that provide for a strong and secure Israel. As the only Western democracy in the Middle East, Israel is a small country in a volatile region that must be equipped to prevail in military conflict with multiple hostile nations and terrorist organizations. I vow to support Israel through foreign aid, government partnerships, joint anti-terrorism efforts and the promotion of a negotiated two-state solution.
I believe the United States should play a leading role in efforts to secure a lasting peace in the Middle East.
Such a lasting peace will require direct bilateral negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the aim of which should be the achievement of a two-state solution with Israel and a Palestinian state living alongside each other in peace. Any peace deal must protect Israel’s territorial integrity and ensure Israel’s security as a sovereign democratic state and a homeland for the Jewish people without threat of terrorism or invasion.