May 26, 2021 (Washington, DC) — Jeff Mendelsohn, Executive Director of Pro-Israel America, issued the following statement in response to Sen. Sanders dropping his bid to block U.S. aid to Israel:
“Pro-Israel America welcomes the news that Senator Sanders dropped his dangerous proposal to block a $735 million aid package to Israel. This is a victory for Pro-Israel America’s grassroots activists, who sent over 12,500 letters to Congress condemning Sen. Bernie Sanders’ and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s dangerous resolutions to block aid to Israel, even as it was under attack by terrorists.
Pro-Israel America’s community of grassroots advocates delivered a very clear message to our elected officials: any calls to cut aid to Israel are dangerous and embolden Hamas. We thank the overwhelming majority of members of Congress who did not waver in their support for Israel’s right to defend itself and showed their support the safety and security of our greatest ally in the Middle East.”