Jewish Dems Endorse Bob Menendez for U.S. Senate

Menendez for Senate and Ryan Alexander · August 1, 2018

Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) backs Menendez, a champion for Israel and its security

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Menendez for Senate Campaign today announced that Bob Menendez has been endorsed for U.S. Senate by the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA), a socially progressive and pro-Israel group that represents Jewish Democrats across the United States.

“I am honored that the JDCA has recognized my continued support for Israel, the Jewish community, and the progressive values we share,” said Sen. Menendez.  “The United States’ support for Israel and the Jewish people to live peacefully in their rightful homeland must be unwavering.  We must continue to give Israel the support and resources it needs to thrive and defend itself.”

“JDCA is pleased to announce its endorsement of Senator Bob Menendez,” said Ron Klein, Chairman of JDCA.  “We are confident that Bob Menendez will continue to serve as a leader representing Jewish and Democratic values in the Senate when he wins his race in November, and we strongly support his candidacy.“

Bob Menendez is the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the leading voice in Congress for a strong, unbreakable U.S-Israel relationship.  He supports a directly negotiated two-state solution that achieves security and peace for Israel and the Palestinian people, and was the author of crippling Iran sanctions legislation that forced Iran to come to the table to curb its nuclear ambitions.  The Senator passed legislation ensuring Congressional review of the Iran nuclear deal, and opposed the Joint-Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) because it only delayed rather than dismantled Iran’s nuclear capabilities.  He later condemned President Trump’s decision to unilaterally withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal without the support of our allies to enforce sanctions—a move that could jeopardize Israel’s security.  He is also a vocal opponent of Russia’s involvement in the Middle East.

JDCA has initiated a targeted campaign to support Democratic candidates in advance of the midterm elections.  Its endorsement process has focused on supporting candidates whose positions are aligned with the JDCA platform and represent Jewish and Democratic values.