U.S. - Israel Relationship
Congressman Brad Sherman on the U.S. – Israel Relationship:
“For over 16 years, I have served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” said Sherman. “I have been the lead Democratic member on the subcommittee dealing with terrorism and nonproliferation since 2003. Throughout my time in Congress, I have worked to support U.S. friendship and increased cooperation with Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East.“
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In response to a tweet issued by Representative Ilhan Omar, Congressman Sherman issued the following statement:
It’s not news that Ilhan Omar would make outrageous and clearly false statements about America and Israel. What’s newsworthy is that she admits Hamas is guilty of “unthinkable atrocities”. It’s time for all of Israel’s detractors to condemn Hamas. And it’s time for all those of good will to reject any moral equivalency between the U.S. and Israel on one hand, and Hamas and the Taliban on the other.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), reintroduced the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act to require the Secretary of State to submit a report to Congress reviewing textbooks produced by the Palestinian Authority (PA). There are concerns that such textbooks include language and imagery that encourage violence and hatred toward other nations and ethnic groups. Such content is particularly concerning given the use of such materials in educational settings for children as young as primary school age.
For many decades, the pro-Israel community has united behind one proposition: that final status issues should be negotiated directly between the parties.
Washington, D.C. – Today, multiple amendments offered by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, to H.R. 5105, or the BUILD Act, passed the Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously.
Congressman Sherman is a cosponsor of the BUILD Act, which will transfer the functions, personnel, assets, liabilities, and policies of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to the U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and expand its authorities.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed H.R. 5105, or the BUILD Act. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), a senior member on the Foreign Affairs Committee, is a cosponsor of the BUILD Act, which will require the functions, personnel, assets, liabilities, and policies of OPIC to transfer to the U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and expand its authorities.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) applauded the passage of government funding legislation that includes the FY 2018 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. Sherman led the successful effort to secure $6 million in funding for two U.S.-Israel energy cooperation programs.
For over 20 years, I have served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and fought for the strongest possible U.S.-Israel relationship.
Supporting Security Assistance to Israel
Washington, D.C. – The House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2018 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill that includes $2 million in funding for the U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperative Agreement and $4 million in funding for the development of the U.S.-Israel Energy Center.
Washington, DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) led a bipartisan group of 135 House members in a request of $2 million for the U.S.–Israel Energy Cooperation Program in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill.
The appropriations request this year included the highest number of signatories – 130 members of Congress – since the creation of the program in 2008.
Washington DC - Today the University of California Regents released its Final Report of the Regents Working Group on Principles Against Intolerance.
Congressman Sherman issued the following statement in response:
“I am pleased to see that the final report explicitly condemns anti‐Semitism and anti‐Zionism. This is a significant victory for Jewish students who have faced multiple, unsettling incidents involving anti-Semitic epithets, slurs, obscenities, and even physical violence.