“When [Netanyahu] accepted an invitation to address…Congress creating a partisan division in our own country, we speak out against that decision.”
Cardin, who is Jewish, was one of just four Senate Democrats to vote against the Iran nuclear deal, which J Street supported.
“Never before has a U.S. president so clearly ignored such a grave and growing threat to U.S. national security.”
Even senators who opposed the deal in the first place worry that pulling out will not only affect the Middle East, but also taming North Korea.
“We cannot state this strongly enough: the bill does not ‘punish U.S. persons based solely on their expressed political beliefs.’”
Three Democratic senators are calling on the administration to investigate whether President Trump’s counter-terrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka broke the law by not disclosing to immigration authorities that he was a member of a Hungarian Nazi-allied group.
For liberal Jewish groups, David Friedman represents more than just a hawkish candidate for America’s top diplomatic position in Israel.
His announcement comes the day after another Dianne Feinstein, another Jewish senator, announced that she would oppose the Friedman pick.
Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, said declaring Israeli ownership of the Golan Heights was not “timely” while Syria was mired in civil war.
Senator Patrick Leahy wants an investigation into whether Israel and Egypt use American military aid to violate human rights. Fellow Democrat Ben Cardin trashed that claim — and said there was no comparison between the two countries.