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Alexi Giannoulias on Foreign Policy

 


Remain unwavering partner with Israel in shared struggle

Our first commitment in the Middle East must be the security of Israel, our strongest ally in the region. Our governments are similarly based on beliefs in democracy and freedom--values that continue to be threatened by extremism and hate. The US and Israel must remain unwavering partners in the shared struggle against terrorism and violence.

The United States must actively support Israel in our shared goal of creating peace with its Arab neighbors. Alexi supports a two-state solution, with the Jewish State of Israel and a moderate Palestinian State living side-by-side in peace. These efforts are crucial to securing Israel's safety and provide an important step towards diffusing radicalism in the Middle East. The international communit should continue to isolate Hamas while supporting moderate Palestinian leadership.

Alexi supports foreign aid to Israel and will fight for the requisite appropriations defined in the Memorandum of Understanding agreed upon by the US and Israel.

Source: Campaign website, www.AlexiForIllinois.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

Reunify Cyprus; bring religious freedom to Istanbul

To further stability in Southeastern Europe, Alexi believes that the U.S. must encourage (a) an end to the 35 year Turkish occupation of Cyprus and its reunification as a bi-zonal, bicommunal federation; (b) the restoration of full religious freedom and legal rights to the Ecumenical Patriarchate--the home of the world's second largest Christian church--in Istanbul, Turkey; and (c) advances in Greco-Turkish relations and the relationship between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Source: Campaign website, www.AlexiForIllinois.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

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