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Rep. Sherman At Wallenberg Luncheon

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Jewish community leaders gathered recently in Washington to recognize the accomplishments of Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) on issues dear to the Jewish community. Sherman is known for his unwavering support for a strong U.S.-Israel strategic relationship, for sponsoring a tough Iran sanctions bill, and for cosponsoring legislation that would require the State Department to immediately move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

(L-R) Los Angeles County Commissioner Howard Winkler; Rep. Brad Sherman; and Stanley Treitel at the Wallenberg luncheon in Washington.

Sherman joined others at the Congressional Gold Medal Kickoff Luncheon for Raoul Wallenberg, the heroic Swedish diplomat and humanitarian who saved approximately 100,000 Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust. The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to award Wallenberg the Congressional Gold Medal in time for the 100th anniversary of his birth in August.

“By sacrificing his personal safety, and ultimately his life, to protect the lives of a generation of Jews, Raoul Wallenberg exhibited the kind of noble courage that we prize in America,” said William Daroff, the director of the Washington office of the Jewish Federations of North America. Daroff’s organization led the lobbying efforts to honor Wallenberg at this time. “On behalf of the countless Jews saved through his mission, we are grateful for the House’s action to permanently honor a global hero.”

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8 Responses to “Rep. Sherman At Wallenberg Luncheon”

  1. Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi says:

    Rep. Brad Sherman is a real champion for stopping the threat of Iran and for protecting a strong US-Israel relationship. Sadly, his opponent this campaign cycle, Rep. Howard Berman, used to be good on Israel for year, but actually forgot his roots and actually worked AGAINST the sanctions on Iran. It's critical for those who care about security, peace and a better future to support Brad Sherman.

  2. Tom Kaptain says:

    I wasn't going to post on this article, because I respect Brad's stand on the Middle East. But if you are really going to compare the two, alll you have to do is to look at Prime Minister Netanyahu's statement just last February where he referred to Howard Berman as one of Israel's greatest champions and said he wasn't aware of Mr. Sherman. More importantly if you really knew the issue, members of the Foreign Service committee function as almost quasi diplomats in supporting stands like stopping UN recognition of a Palestinian state. Brad's refusal to travel overseas (He hasn't even been to Israel in more than a decade) weakens the strength of Pro Israel forces not just here but throughout the world.

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