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Friday, February 15, 2019

(JNS) Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker has announced that he is entering the 2020 presidential race.

Since being elected to the Senate, his record on Israel has been mixed at best.

In 2016, Booker labeled BDS as an “anti-Jewish movement” and last year co-sponsored the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. However, this week he voted against the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act.

Regarding Iran, Booker said when running for the Senate, “A nuclear-armed Iran...would pose serious threats to American interests and to our allies, particularly Israel.” However, Booker supported the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, calling it “the better of two flawed options.”

He opposed President Trump withdrawing America from the nuclear accord, and also opposed the nomination of David Friedman to be U.S. ambassador to Israel.

Booker was also against the U.S. recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the relocation of its embassy there.