NORPAC is sponsoring a fundraiser for Senator James Risch (R-ID) which will be hosted by Elisabeth & Avi Samuels on Monday, November 4th in Englewood, NJ.   Expected attendees at the event which will discuss matters pertaining to the U.S.-Israel relationship, include Ron Hershco and Ami Mesika.

Senator Risch has strongly supported Israel and its right to defend itself since his election to the U..S. Senate in 2009. In 2010, he sponsored a resolution to express the sense of the Senate that Israel has an undeniable right to self-defense, and to condemn the destabilizing actions by extremists aboard the ship Mavi Marmara. He also co-authored a letter with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand condemning the U.N.’s anti-Israel efforts the following year.

During a trip to Israel 2 years ago, Risch met with Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders, stating that “it was… good to hear the Prime Minister’s vision of peace and economic development for the Jewish and Palestinian people. I remain convinced that if the political leaders in the Palestinian Authority and Hamas reject violence and accept Israel’s right to exist as the national homeland of the Jewish people, the Palestinian people could prosper and see a dramatic improvement in their quality of life.”

Senator Risch is the second highest Republican member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Importantly, he is the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations’ Subcommittee that oversees U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa. For further details contact



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