Teaneck Norpac meeting hosts Senator Robert Menendez
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Teaneck Norpac meeting hosts Senator Robert Menendez

Dr. Mort Fridman, left, with Senator Robert Menendez. (Courtesy Norpac)
Dr. Mort Fridman, left, with Senator Robert Menendez. (Courtesy Norpac)

Drs. Esther and Mort Fridman hosted a Norpac meeting featuring U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, at their Teaneck home.

Senator Menendez chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was the first New Jersey Democrat to oppose the Iran deal in 2015 and has been a co-sponsor or co-author of most major bipartisan bills on American security funding to Israel and Iran sanctions.

Discussing moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Menendez said: “The opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem is grounded in the conviction that the U.S. should recognize the historical Jewish connection to Jerusalem. Over two decades ago, U.S. law established the location of the U.S. Embassy in Israel, a law that I voted for. This move was never a matter of if, but when.”

During the meeting, Senator Menendez was optimistic about U.S. relations with Israel, and that the Democratic party would continue to support the relationship. He said that fringe elements within the party would not change the dialogue on Israel in Congress as long as pro-Israel advocates continue their work on Capitol Hill.

Senator Menendez has been in Congress for 20 years and is up for re-election in November.

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