Russ Feingold, Democrat

Current position: Senator for Wisconsin (since January 2003)

Curriculum vitae:

  • Graduate of University of Oxford and Harvard Law School

  • Worked as an attorney (1979-1985)

    Memorable quotes:

  • "If we are to contribute positively to a sustainable ceasefire and to setting the conditions within which Israel and Lebanon can become secure, as we must, a senior U.S. envoy must be deployed to the region. It is in the interest of all parties in the Middle East to find a solution to the latest violence, and to look for ways to create a lasting peace throughout the region." (September 12, 2006)

  • "I stand firmly with the people of Israel and their government as they defend themselves against these outrageous attacks. The kidnapping of Israeli soldiers and missile attacks against Israeli citizens are unacceptable and cannot be tolerated." (July 14, 2006)

  • "I have long believed that Israel should seek to give up the so-called Occupied Territories in return for security, and that a Palestinian state should be established." (May 2002)

    Other information:

  • Sponsored the Jerusalem Embassy Act (1995), which called for the American embassy in Israel to be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem


  • Remarks at the Arab American Institute's Leadership Conference

    Useful links:

  • Russ Feingold's Web site