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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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), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee released the following statement on the Treasury Department’s sanctioning two entities and two individuals for supporting Iran’s ballistic missile program and Iranian airline Mahan Air.
“I am pleased to see that the Treasury Department is still pursuing the Iranian missile program and Mahan Air. These designations are important steps. However, we need to continue these efforts and do more.
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.
Washington DC – Congressman Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement regarding recent violent attacks in Israel:
Washington D.C. - Congressman Sherman delivered a speech concerning his views on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program at a Valley Beth Shalom, a synagogue in the San Fernando Valley. A slightly edited version of this address is attached below.
Valley Beth Shalom, Encino CA
Delivered August 15, 2015; Edited August 31, 2015
Washington, DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) led a bipartisan group of 106 House members in a request of $2 million for the U.S.–Israel Energy Cooperation Program in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. Co-leaders of the letter include Congressmen Bill Johnson (R-OH), Peter King (R-NY), Peter Roskam (R-IL), Eliot Engel (D-NY), and Ted Deutch (D-FL).
The appropriations request this year included the highest number of signatories – 106 members of Congress – since the creation of the program in 2008.
WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Brad Sherman, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, released the following statement on the terrorist attack on the Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel, that killed five people including including three American citizens, and an Israeli police officer:
“I cannot condemn strongly enough this horrific act in which four worshipers were taken from their families by terrorists. My thoughts are with their families and the communities in which they lived.
Sherman Oaks – Congressman Brad Sherman (D- Sherman Oaks) released the following statement in reaction to an article published by Jeffrey Goldberg in The Atlantic titled, “The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here.” Goldberg’s article included reports of pejorative terms used by Administration officials to describe Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
I am outraged by the attack that occurred in Jerusalem on Wednesday and deeply saddened by the death of an infant girl, Chaya Zissel Braun. There is an added measure of sadness to this tragedy for us in Los Angeles because the girl’s family is from LA. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. I also hope for a quick recovery for those hurt in this terrorist attack, including Shmueli Braun, the girl’s father.