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October 22, 2010

Senator Patty Murray: A Long-Time Friend of Israel

Listed in: Israel, Fact Sheets

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) is currently facing ludicrous smears challenging her pro-Israel record. Throughout her three terms in the Senate, Murray has been a strong and reliable friend to Israel and has spoken out in support of both Israel’s right to self-defense and its quest for peace.

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Some of Murray’s Pro-Israel Accomplishments Include:



  • Consistently voting for military and economic aid to Israel







Senator Murray in her own words:

On Israel’s Right to Self-Defense:

“Israel has a fundamental responsibility to protect its people.” - Joint Letter with Senator Maria Cantwell, January 11, 2009


On Israel’s Quest for Peace:

“It is time for the United States to increase efforts to end the appeal and influence of extremism in the Middle East. The [Obama Administration] must work to lead the international community toward a new serious and sustainable peace process.” - Joint Letter with Senator Maria Cantwell, January 11, 2009



Local Jewish Leaders on Senator Murray:

“Senator Murray expressed strong solidarity for Israel, noting that her own feelings have strengthened as she watched the toll terrorism has taken on Israel and the prospects for a permanent settlement between Israel and the Palestinian people.” - JTNews, September 6, 2002