What's New at Government Affairs?
House condemns anti-Semitism, Senate names Israel a strategic partner
Congress unanimously passed H. Res. 707 yesterday, condemning “all forms of anti-Semitism … as an acceptable expression of disapproval or frustration over political events in the Middle East or elsewhere.” Click here to read more.
Governor Quinn meets with Jewish community leaders
JUF hosted a forum with Gov. Pat Quinn yesterday to talk about key issues for the Jewish community in Illinois. Click here to read more.
Israel Emergency Campaign fundraiser draws big crowd
Senators urge Kerry to investigate rockets found at U.N. school
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk joined Senators Ben Cardin of Maryland and Marco Rubio of Florida on Wednesday in sending a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, asking for an independent investigation into the rockets found on the U.N. Relief and Works Agency property in Gaza. Click here to read more.
Congress boosts support for Israel
Since Operation Protective Edge began, Congress has shown immense support for Israel. This morning, the Senate approved $225 million in funding for Iron Dome. The vote came as a surprise, as previous attempts to pass the legislation failed earlier this week. Click here to read more.
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