Harry Mitchell on Israel

Last Updated : Oct 03, 2010

Campaign Website Statements

DEFENDING ISRAEL - 1/1/2010

It is critical for the United States to stand with Israel as it protects itself from Iran, and other threats in the region, both conventional and nuclear. I believe we must continue to support Israel's right to defend itself. I’ve twice visited Israel and witnessed first-hand the damage caused by recent rocket attacks from Gaza. We would never sit back and allow Hamas or Hezbollah to launch rockets into the United States. I do not know how we could expect Israel to hold itself to a different standard.

Israel is one of the United States’ greatest allies and has been one of our strongest partners in fighting international terrorism. Israel’s location in the Middle East is critically important and our relationship is as vital as ever. I remain committed to strengthening it. I believe that a threat to Israel is a threat to the United States, and I remain vigilant about ensuring our mutual safety and security.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-H Res 34; Resolution recognizing Israel's right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza. - Cosponsor

Recognizing Israel's right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza, reaffirming the United States' strong support for Israel, and supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 5327; United States-Israel Rocket and Missile Defense Cooperation and Support Act - Cosponsor

Authorizes the President to provide assistance to the government of Israel for the procurement, maintenance, and sustainment of the Iron Dome Short Range Artillery Rocket Defense System for purposes of intercepting short-range rockets, missiles, and mortars launched against Israel.

Session-110; Bill Number-H Res 951; Israel and Hamas - Cosponsor

Condemning the ongoing Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli civilians by Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist organizations, and for other purposes.

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