Senator John McCain Releases Stance on Israel
State of Israel stands as a singular achievement in many ways
and not the least is its achievement as the great democracy
of the Middle East…We were brought together by shared ideals
and by shared adversity; we have been comrades in struggle
and trusted partners in the quest for peace. We are the most
natural allies and like Israel itself – that alliance is forever."
– John McCain,
AIPAC Policy Conference 2008, Washington, DC
it’s unusual for a Democrat to be endorsing a Republican…political
parties are important in our country. But they’re not more
important than what’s best for our country."
For nearly three
decades John McCain has enjoyed a strong love, friendship and appreciation
for Israel and her citizens. His affection for and understanding
of the myriad of complex issues confronting the Israeli people
runs deep, as does our nation’s long alliance with the State of
three decades John McCain has enjoyed a strong love, friendship
and appreciation for Israel and her citizens.
His affection for and understanding
of the myriad of complex issues confronting the Israeli people runs deep,
as does our nation’s long alliance with the State of Israel.
Republicans, Democrats and Independents:
is a maverick who transcends the partisan divide. As
stated by Morris Amitay, former executive director of AIPAC, "I
call myself a ‘Scoop Jackson’ or Joe Lieberman Democrat, thereby
giving us different
perspectives on McCain, whom I’ve known for 25 years… I am supporting John
McCain’s candidacy not only because of his outstanding record on Israel-related
issues but because of his consistent insistence that the number one challenge
facing the United States today is the menace of Islamic extremism."
McCain Is Strong on the U.S-Israel Relationship:
behind the state of Israel. McCain
believes that the U.S. and Israel "are the most natural of allies.
And like Israel itself – that alliance is forever." John McCain, AIPAC
Policy Conference 2008, Washington, D.C.
McCain Is Strong on Israel’s Security:
supports the increase in military aid to Israel scheduled to
begin in October. McCain is
committed to making certain Israel maintains its qualitative
Strong on National Security:
requires no on the job training: He will be ready to lead the
nation from day one. McCain will
continue to lead the effort to defend America against the terrorist
threats confronting our nation. McCain
will strengthen our military, shore up our alliances and protect
the Importance of Education:
parents should have the power to make educational choices based
on their unique knowledge of what is best for their child. McCain
and his wife Cindy value religious education and have sent
children to religious schools. He believes that a parent’s
role must be respected in the educational process.
Confronts the Iranian Threat:
the Lieberman-Kyl Amendment which designated the Iranian Revolutionary
Guard as a terrorist organization. McCain is
determined to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons. McCain strongly
opposes unconditional summit meetings with the Holocaust-denying
President of Iran. McCain supports
comprehensive sanctions targeting Iran by the US, our allies,
and the UN Security Council.