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October 27, 2010

Dan Seals: A True Friend of Israel

Listed in: Israel, Fact Sheets

Dan Seals (D-IL) is running for the open House seat being vacated by Republican Mark Kirk (R-IL). Seals is proudly pro-Israel and has received an endorsement from the bipartisan Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs Committee (JACPAC), which cited his commitment to the strengthening the US-Israel relationship.  

“As a Member of Congress, I will defend America’s only truly democratic ally in the region - and I will be dedicated to my belief that Israel’s gain is our gain, and Israel’s struggles are our struggles.”- Seals


This fact sheet can be downloaded as pdf here.


Over the years, Seals has been unwavering in his support for Israel.



  • Seals supports foreign aid to Israel:

Seals condemned Republican leaders for urging a vote against foreign aid in 2007. 


  • Seals unequivocally supports Israel’s right to self-defense:

 He stood with Israel following the flotilla incident.

When Israel went to war with Hezbollah in 2006, Seals stood with Israel.  He declared that Israel was “doing the right thing by defending herself against terrorism. She has the inherent right and responsibility to protect her borders and to defend against attacks by terrorists that threaten the security of Israeli citizens.” 


  • Seals supports a negotiated two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.


What others have said about Seals:


“We’ve known Dan Seals for years, and we believe that Seals is the only candidate in this race who will stand up not only for Israel, but for women’s rights and separation of church and state.”

-Marcia Balonick, Executive Director, JACPAC


“As a Member of Congress and a Jewish woman, I strongly support Dan Seals for Congress in the Tenth Congressional District of Illinois. There are many key issues, but I want to focus on just three: reproductive choice, the economy, and Israel.”

“Dan Seals shares ALL of our values, not just some of them.”

“Dan Seals has the strength and character to be an outstanding member of Congress.

-Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) 


“Dan will be an effective leader and a reliable vote in defense of Israel’s safety and security and in support of a strong US-Israel relationship.”

        -Representative Howard Berman (D-CA) 


Seals’ position paper on Israel can be read here.