As a Jewish American, I have a deep personal connection to the State of Israel, and I have consistently been a steadfast friend and supporter of the Jewish state in her quest for peace and security. Both at home in my district and in the halls of Congress, I am always working to strengthen the U.S.-Israel bond, and to advance the security of the only true democracy in the Middle East, our ally Israel.

I am committed to ensuring the survival of Israel as a Jewish State. A negotiated, two-state solution that provides safety and security for all people in Israel alongside a Palestinian state offers the best prospect for long-term peace for the region. Such an agreement has the potential to provide lasting security for Israel, a better life for Palestinians, and a future for both. While the United States cannot dictate the terms of a peace agreement, strong U.S. leadership in support of peace remains critical.

Israel continues to face serious security threats, and U.S.-Israel security cooperation is as close as it has ever been. In addition to critical security funding and weapons sales for the Jewish state, the U.S. engages in training and joint military exercises with our Israeli partners and supports the research and development of new defense systems. In addition, the U.S. and Israel continue to closely partner in efforts to halt Iranian aggression and pursuit of nuclear weapons.

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July 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, issued the following statement upon passage of H.R. 7608, a domestic priorities and international assistance appropriations bill:

“I voted YES for this funding bill because it invests in the health and well-being of our nation’s families and communities, and protects our nation’s diplomatic and humanitarian priorities around the globe.

June 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -  Today, U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Ted Deutch (FL-22), David Price (NC-04), and Brad Schneider (IL-10) led 187 of their House Democratic colleagues in a letter to the Israeli government expressing concern over potential efforts to unilaterally annex parts of the West Bank.

May 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), David Price (NC-4), Gerald Connolly (VA-11), John Yarmuth (KY-3), Andy Levin (MI-9), Peter Welch (VT), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), Deb Haaland (NM-1), and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), issued the following statement in anticipation of the new government in Israel being sworn in:

April 21, 2020 Press Release

EVANSTON, IL – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, made the following statement on news that a unity government in Israel had been formed:

January 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, issue the following statement in response to the White House’s announced “Peace Plan”: