In New Jersey, Republican Senate-challenger puts longtime Israel supporter to the test
by Alex Traiman
June 14, 2018
In an era in which support for Israel within the Democratic Party is waning…strong Democratic Israel allies are as important as ever to a Jewish state that desperately seeks to retain bipartisan support. In New Jersey, three-term Sen. Robert Menendez—the Democratic Party’s ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee—has been a reliable friend to Israel…Come November, Menendez will face Republican challenger Bob Hugin…And while Hugin lacks a deep connection to Israel, he recently visited during the inauguration of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem to start learning more about Israel and its security needs, and building his pro-Israel bona fides. READ MORE
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