Moskowitz Visits Israel for Jewish State's 75th Anniversary

Moskowitz Visits Israel for Jewish State's 75th Anniversary

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
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May 1, 2023

As the State of Israel turns 75 years old, Representative Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) visited the country for the occasion.

"It’s a pleasure to be here in Israel with our ally to celebrate its 75th anniversary. This congressional delegation visit has been a great opportunity to meet with leaders on a wide range of issues and reaffirm the United States’ solidarity with Israel. #Israel75," Rep. Moskowitz stated.

Rep. Moskowitz has long supported Israel in the same vein as his predecessor, former Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL).

In fact, Rep. Moskowitz told Jewish Insider that he intended to follow in Rep. Deutch's footsteps when it came to foreign policy, saying he and Deutch's predecessor Robert Wexler "had a great record on Israel."

"We have one of the highest Jewish populations of any district in the country. Ted Deutch and Robert Wexler had a great record on Israel. I look forward to continuing having that special relationship. And so I want to be on that committee to continue their great work," Moskowitz said in December.

In June of 2020, Moskowitz was the first to publicly call out antisemitic, anti-Israel comments by a former member of Florida State University's (FSU) Student Government, questioning why other Democrats and Progressives were not also denouncing the speaker.

More recently, Moskowitz condemned a group who held up antisemitic signs at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in January, calling the incident "just plain freaking stupid and pathetic."

Finally, Moskowitz spoke with The Floridian in February after writing a letter to Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) demanding the formation of a Select Committee on Combating Antisemitism, telling of his grandmother who escaped the Holocaust.

"As the grandson of someone who escaped the Holocaust and was a part of the Kindertransport out of Germany, my family has witnessed what happens when antisemitism rises and goes unchecked. In the last year alone, we have seen a troubling rise in antisemitic rhetoric and violence that has gone mainstream both at home and abroad. Left unchecked, this hate poses a direct threat not only to the Jewish community but the entirety of our society as it creates division and sows discord. A select committee would help develop bipartisan solutions to the rise in hatred towards the Jewish community," Moskowitz told the Floridian.

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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