Joe Biden and the Jewish Community:
A Record and a Plan of Friendship, Support, and Action
Vice President Joe Biden has consistently made solidarity with Israel, combating antisemitism, and fighting for social justice pillars of his decades-long career in public service. As President, Joe Biden will continue to ensure that the Jewish State, the Jewish people, and Jewish values have the unbreakable support of the United States.
The Biden Agenda Reflects the Values of the Jewish Community
  • Biden’s ties to the Jewish community are wide and deep, and span his entire career in public service. He has stood with American Jews through the shared fights for the values we share. 
  • As President, Biden will carry forward the fight to achieve bold, progressive change that aligns with the values that American Jews cherish: equality and dignity for all, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or creed, and a brighter future for our children. 
  • In celebrations with Jewish community leaders, including at Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, and Hanukkah, Biden has regularly shared his belief that “Jewish heritage is American heritage.”
  • Biden has lived out a shared commitment with the Jewish community to “repair the world.” He knows what it takes to fight and win the battles to advance the causes important to Jewish Americans.
  • A Biden Administration will pursue a visionary agenda to provide equal opportunity, equal rights, pursue justice, and reward those who actually do the work in our economy in the following ways: 
Joe Biden's record of unstinting support for Israel
  • Sustain our unbreakable commitment to Israel’s security – including the unprecedented military and intelligence cooperation pioneered during the Obama-Biden administration, and the guarantee that Israel will always maintain its qualitative military edge. 
  • Work with the Israeli and Palestinian leadership, and support peacebuilding efforts in the region. Biden will urge Israel and the Palestinian Authority to take steps to keep the prospect of a negotiated two-state outcome alive and take no actions to undercut future direct negotiations between the parties. 
  • Reverse the Trump Administration’s destructive cutoff of diplomatic ties with the Palestinian Authority and cancellation of assistance programs that support Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation, economic development, and humanitarian aid for the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza.
  • Urge Arab states to move beyond quiet talks and take bolder steps toward normalization with Israel.
  • Firmly reject the BDS movement, which singles out Israel — home to millions of Jews — and too often veers into antisemitism, while letting Palestinians off the hook for their choices. 
  • Hold Iran accountable and rejoin a diplomatic agreement to prevent a nuclear armed Iran, if Iran returns to compliance with the JCPOA, using renewed commitment to diplomacy to work with our allies to strengthen and extend the Iran deal, and push back against Iran’s other destabilizing actions. 
  • Ensure that support for the U.S.-Israel alliance remains bipartisan, reversing Trump’s exploitation of U.S. support for Israel as a political football, which harms both countries’ interests. 
  • Support the critical economic and technological partnership between the United States and Israel, and further expand scientific collaborations and increase commercial opportunities.
Antisemitism
  • Will lead a comprehensive approach to battling antisemitism that takes seriously both the violence that accompanies it and the hateful and dangerous lies that underlie it. Joe Biden will call hate by its proper name, whatever its source, and condemn it — every time.
  • Restore funding for a critical effort to address domestic extremism, which the Trump administration has cut. 
  • Work for a domestic terrorism law that respects free speech and civil liberties, while making the same commitment to root out domestic terrorism as we have to stopping international terrorism. Biden will appoint leadership at the Department of Justice who will prioritize the prosecution of hate crimes.
  • Break the nexus between extremism and gun violence by enacting sensible gun control laws, banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines to get these weapons of war off our streets.
Women's Rights
Will e xpand on the Violence Against Women Act that Joe Biden helped enact into legislation,  to end violence against women and protect women’s civil rights. 
Gun Violence
Will pursue constitutional, common-sense gun safety policies to  end our gun violence epidemic . Joe Biden led on the  Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act , and on  enacting  a 10-year ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. As president, he will defeat the NRA again.
Climate Change and Clean Energy
Will c reate a  Clean Energy Revolution  to address the grave threat of climate change and lead the world in addressing the climate emergency.
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