US Senator: U.S.-Israel bond remains strong

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Booker: U.S.-Israel bond remains strong
Iran deal working, but more efforts needed to ‘undermine terrorism’

By Debra Rubin
NJJN Bureau Chief/Middlesex
January 20, 2016

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, left, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a recent mission to Israel and other American ally nations by Democratic senators. Credit: NJJN, with photo courtesy Sen. Cory Booker.

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, left, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a recent mission to Israel and other American ally nations by Democratic senators. Credit: NJJN, with photo courtesy Sen. Cory Booker.

Despite the recent rockiness in American-Israeli relations, particularly over the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Cory Booker [NJ], just back from a Senate Democratic mission to Israel and other countries, said he is convinced the bond remains strong. New Jersey’s junior senator was one of eight legislators on the Jan. 3-9 trip led by New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand.

“I left Israel with a sense of gratitude from Israelis for the work going on in the region between our two countries and respect for Israel’s own capabilities, and a deep commitment to use my capabilities every day to take aggressive responses to any threats Israel has, particularly from Iran,” Booker told NJJN in a Jan. 15 phone interview.

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