Israel has long been a close partner, friend and ally of the United States. This partnership has been mutually beneficial both the Israeli people and the people of the United States of America. The lack of leadership in the current administration has lead to our foreign policy being largely ignored and consequently the special bond that we as a nation have always shared with Israel has been broken. During the recent flotilla crisis in West Gaza, our Congresswoman sent a letter of condolence to the families of those who died instead of slamming Israel’s enemies who staged the event, forcing them to be held accountable. I stand with Peter King and support the “America Stands with Israel Act” that he recently introduced to Congress. We must protect Israel and all she represents, as one of our greatest friends and allies.
Rep. McCarthy failed to provide an approriate response to this tragdey that has affected our ally, until she was pressured to do so by the Jewish community. This is unacceptable. As a representative of the 4th Congressional District, which has a strong, thriving Jewish community, she should have immediately denounced Israel's enemies and demonstrated solidarity with our close friend and ally. We must maintain this relationship with Israel and not let it weaken. Since 1948 we have always been Pro-Israel and it is imperative that we maintain this strong support for our ally. I stand with Israel and support our ally and all that she stands for.