After a successful career as an attorney, Ted Cruz joined the U.S. Senate in 2013. He sits on the powerful Armed Services Committee which is responsible for joint US-Israel defense projects and missile funding.
Cruz is a cosponsor of virtually every piece of pro-Israel legislation. He is supporting each piece of legislation that NORPAC recently advocated on its Mission to Washington on April 25, including the US-Israel Security Authorization Act, the Combating BDS Act of 2017, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, and the Corker-Menendez letter urging the President to use his authority to sanction Iran for its terrorist activity.
On April 30, Cruz issued a statement following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s revelations about Iran’s nuclear program:
“Today’s stunning revelations… demonstrate why the Iran nuclear deal is not just unfixable, but truly catastrophic… Through extraordinary intelligence operations, Israeli agents captured over 100,000 secret documents and files from Iran. These Iranian documents prove that (1) for two decades, Iran has conducted a clandestine nuclear weapons program; (2) Iran lied repeatedly, and brazenly, denying that secret program; …and (4) Iran is today in violation of that deal.
“In light of these astonishing Israeli revelations, the course before President Trump is clear. As the President has said repeatedly, this deal is a ‘terrible deal,’ even worse than many previously realized. The United States should therefore withdraw immediately, re-impose crushing sanctions, work to encourage our allies to do the same, and do everything necessary to insure that the Ayatollah Khamenei never—never—acquires the nuclear weapons to make good on his pledge of ‘death to America.’”
Cruz’s opponent in the 2018 Senate race cast one of only eight votes in Congress against special funding for Israel’s Iron Dome rocket defense system during the Gaza conflict in 2014.
Please join NORPAC on May 6, 6:15 p.m. in support of our great friend, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and share your concerns about the US-Israel relationship with him at this pro-Israel event. RSVP necessary to attend this event. Contact Avi Schranz at Avi@NORPAC.net or call 201-788-5133 for more information or to contribute.