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October 27, 2010

Alexi Giannoulias: A Strong Backer of Israel

Listed in: Israel, Fact Sheets

Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D-IL) is running for the Senate seat previously held by President Barack Obama. Giannoulias has a significant pro-Israel record from his service as State Treasurer and will remain a strong backer of Israel in the Senate.

“Our first commitment in the Middle East must be the security of Israel, our strongest ally in the region. Our governments are similarly based on beliefs in democracy and freedom - values that continue to be threatened by extremism and hate. The United States and Israel must remain unwavering partners in the shared struggle against terrorism and violence.”- Giannoulias 

This fact sheet can be downloaded as pdf here.

Giannoulias’ pro-Israel positions include:

  • Emphatically supporting Israel’s right to self-defense
  • Supporting the political and economic isolation of Hamas
  • Backing strong sanctions against Iran
  • Continuing American economic and military aid to Israel
  • Encouraging a negotiated two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians


Giannoulias’ pro-Israel actions as State Treasurer include:

  • Purchasing $30 million in Israel bonds, citing the purchases as sound investment decisions for the State of Illinois.