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April 25, 2012

Senator Sherrod Brown and Israel: The Facts

Listed in: Israel, Fact Sheets, NJDC News

“Israel is one of America’s closest allies. ... [T]he U.S. must ensure that Israel maintains a qualitative military edge so that it can confront growing threats to its security. There should be no daylight between the U.S. and Israel when it comes to our unshakeable bond.”

- Senator Sherrod Brown, March 6, 2012

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During his tenures in both the House and Senate, Senator Sherrod Brown has been a consistent supporter of Israel and ally to Ohio’s Jewish communities. Senator Brown’s actions to support the Jewish state include:

Cosponsoring the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Act of 2012

Standing up for Israel’s right to defend itself from Palestinian terrorism and its sympathizers.

Working against those seeking to end U.S. aid to Israel.

Vocally opposing the Palestinians’ unilateral statehood initiative.

Cosponsoring and supporting the toughest-ever sanctions against Iran because of its nuclear weapons program.

Fostering strong commercial and agricultural ties between Israel and Ohio—the Jewish state’s 19th largest trading partner.

Supporting sanctions against the Syrian regime.

Personally visiting Israel to learn about its realities and struggles.

Expressing concern and outrage over Palestinian incitement against Jews and Israelis.

Supporting Israel’s search for a lasting peace with its neighbors.

Urging President Obama to seek compensation from Libya for the family of Israeli-Ohioan David Berger who was killed in 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre.

Encouraging grassroots pro-Israel advocacy by Ohioans of all ages.