Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

With Feinstein's death, pro-Israel Senate makeup may be in jeopardy

(JNS) — The late Dianne Feinstein is often described as a fierce supporter of Israel throughout her more than 30 years serving as a California senator.

The Democrat was proud of her “strong Jewish heritage” and did all she could “to stop the United States from selling weapons to Israel’s enemies,” Raleigh Resnick, rabbi and director of Chabad of Tri-Valley in Pleasanton, Calif., told JNS. (Feinstein attended Chanukah menorah-lightings that Chabad led in San Francisco’s Union Square.)

“On the world stage, she presented herself as a proud Jew that did not shy away from her strong support for Isr...


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