Why Israel's Best Friend in Congress Doesn't Think His Party Has an 'Israel Problem'

A leading voice on U.S. foreign policy, Rep. Ted Deutch tells Haaretz why he’s still optimistic about a lasting peace in the Middle East, how Judaism informs his politics and why antisemitism must be called out on all sides

Ben Samuels
Washington
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Ben Samuels
Washington

WASHINGTON – Over his 11 years in Congress, Rep. Ted Deutch has become one of Israel’s most important friends in D.C. Chairing the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism and co-chairing the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, the Democrat from Florida’s 22nd district holds a near-singular résumé of Jewish-American bona fides.

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