Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D-IL) is running for the Senate seat previously held by President Barack Obama. Giannoulias has a significant pro-Israel record from his service as State Treasurer and will remain a strong backer of Israel in the Senate.
“Our first commitment in the Middle East must be the security of Israel, our strongest ally in the region. Our governments are similarly based on beliefs in democracy and freedom - values that continue to be threatened by extremism and hate. The United States and Israel must remain unwavering partners in the shared struggle against terrorism and violence.”- Giannoulias
Giannoulias’ pro-Israel actions as State Treasurer include: