Posted on January 01, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"The United States and Israel share a special bond rooted in history and solidified over more than five decades of partnership.  Israel is an ally, a fellow democracy, and shares many of America’s values and interests. Unfortunately, the U.S.-Israeli relationship has suffered under mismanagement by President Obama and both nations must now work to improve ties. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains one of the greatest foreign policy obstacles confronting the United States. The United States should redouble its efforts to broker a lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. Yet, we must ensure that our efforts to achieve such outcome are consistent with Israel’s security interests."