February 4, 2021 (Washington, DC) — Pro-Israel America Executive Director Jeff Medelsohn issued the following statement congratulating new Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Bob Menendez and Ranking Memeber Jim Rish:
“Pro-Israel America congratulates Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on his return as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Senator Menendez, who served as chairman in the 113th Congress, has consistently worked to promote and expand the critical U.S.-Israel relationship. The Senator opposed the Iran nuclear deal, opposes the BDS movement, and co-authored the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 that supported full funding of security assistant to Israel as outlined in the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding.
Pro-Israel America also congratulates Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) who is now Ranking Chair after a successful chairmanship of the committee. A long-time supporter of the U.S.-Israel relationship, Senator Risch has helped pass legislation to oppose BDS, advocated for security assistance to Israel, opposed the Iran nuclear deal, and voted to impose sanctions on Iran and Hezbollah.
Pro-Israel America is proud to have endorsed Senator Risch’s congressional reelection race in 2020 and looks forward to working with both him and Chairman Menendez, who was not up for re-election in 2020, in the 117th Congress to advance peace, security, and shared prosperity through a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.”