Israel

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.

More on Israel

June 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Peter Welch (D-VT) led 70 members of Congress in sending a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to reverse the previous administration’s abandonment of bipartisan United States policy toward Israel and the Palestinians, including support for an eventual two-state solution.  

May 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), David Price (D-NC), Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Peter Welch (D-VT), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Ro Khanna (D-CA), and John Yarmuth (D-KY) sent a letter with 138 cosigners to President Biden calling for him and his Administration to boldly lead and take decisive action to immediately end the violence in Israel and Gaza.    

May 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), David Price (D-NC), Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Peter Welch (D-VT), John Yarmuth (D-KY), Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released a statement on the escalating violence in Israel and Gaza:

May 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, issued the following statement today:

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.

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