Chele Farley, a Republican candidate for the Senate in New York, spoke at the National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) event which took place in New York.
“One of the reasons I am running for the United States Senate against incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand is her failure to stand up for this nation’s most important Middle Eastern ally,” Farley said.
“You and I share a love for the State of Israel, a diverse and tolerant society,” she continued, describing Israel as “a democracy in a sea of dictatorships. Gillibrand turned her back on you. I will not. Ever.”
Farley stressed that “Jerusalem will remain the eternal capital of the State of Israel. On this there is no compromise. In the U.S. Senate, I will oppose any attempt to negotiate any agreement that might suggest otherwise. Jerusalem is non-negotiable.”
Farley also expressed her support for the Taylor Force Act, which would eliminate funding that directly benefits the Palestinian Authority (PA) if it continues its practice of paying stipends to terrorists or their families.
The legislation, named after American citizen Taylor Force who was murdered in a terrorist attack in Jaffa, has already been approved by the House of Representatives and awaits Senate approval.
“Why should U.S. tax dollars go into the pockets of those who kill, maim and terrorize the Jewish State’s citizens?” said Farley and, turning to Force’s parents who were in attendance, added, “Mr. and Mrs. Force, we will get this done for you.”
She also denounced the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and concluded, “Now you know where I stand. With the Jewish State, its friends and allies. Chele Farley in the United States Senate is a vote for freedom, for democracy and for Israel.”