Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ Dist. 5) was awarded the Speaker of Truth award by the Endowment for Middle East Truth.
Sarah N. Stern, EMET’s founder and president, and Dr. David Green, who chairs its executive committee, presented Mr. Gottheimer with the award for his “continuing excellence in standing up for Israel and speaking the truth about the Middle East.” In Congress, Mr. Gottheimer has led several bipartisan initiatives to strengthen U.S.-Israel bilateral missile defense cooperation, combat the boycott of Israel, and help protect both the United States and Israel from the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.
“For 70 years, the unbreakable bond between the U.S. and Israel has been rooted in our shared values of freedom, democracy, and the rule of law,” Mr. Gottheimer said. “It is now more important than ever for members of both parties, to remember our ally Israel’s strategic importance to our country. EMET’s efforts to recognize and inculcate strong support for Israel, on both sides of the aisle, demonstrate the organization’s ongoing commitment to strengthening the historic bipartisan relationship between our two countries.”