Senator Brownback Vows Strong U.S. Support
Jerusalem Summit CEO, Dmitry Radyshevsky presented Senator Brownback a shofar in acknowledgement of Senator's moral stance
on behalf of Israel
Legislator's Stirring Message Evokes Rousing Ovations in Jerusalem's Knesset
JERUSALEM, July 20 /PRNewswire/ - U. S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) addressed a special meeting of the Israel Parliament (Knesset) Christian Allies Caucus, bringing a message of solidarity to Knesset Members, government officials and Christian leaders who were in attendance.
The Senator called for the immediate move of the American embassy to Jerusalem, supported Israel's right of self-defense in the face of Palestinian terror and warned of dangers posed in the region by U.S. military aid to Egypt. Senator Brownback also spoke at length about America's and Israel's shared democratic values and the rise of democracy around the world. "There are only 46 non-democratic countries remaining in the world today, and we are on the path to making that zero," the Republican leader stated.
Dmitry Radyshevsky, Executive Director of the Jerusalem Summit and of the Michael Cherney Foundation, arranged Senator Brownback's visit to the Caucus, which Radyshevsky attends regularly. "We must be united," said Radyshevsky. "We defeated Nazism and Communism by standing together, and now as we see the face of that same totalitarian enemy in radical Islam, we must do so again." Senator Brownback serves as international Co-President of The Jerusalem Summit, together with Knesset Member Dr. Yuri Shtern, U.S. Professor Daniel Pipes and Bar Ilan University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh.
The Knesset audience was visibly moved as Senator Brownback told them, "Be encouraged. We are with you as allies in the war on terror. We are with you at the United Nations and we are with you as friends when anti-Israel and anti-Semitic views proliferate."
"It was an honor and pleasure to have Senator Brownback as a guest of the Christian Allies Caucus," said Dr. Yuri Shtern, Chairman of the Caucus. "He has been an ally of the Israeli people throughout his career, and his commitment to Israel sets an example we hope all his colleagues on Capitol Hill will follow."
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