Orlando, Fla. – The Jewish Press, America’s largest Jewish weekly publication, endorsed Ron DeSantis for Governor today, citing his support for the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and his strong support of Israel. The endorsement also chastised Ron DeSantis’ opponent, stating his support for the BDS movement and the Iran Nuclear Deal, both of which threaten the security and sovereignty of Israel and highlight his consistent disregard for the wellbeing of the Israeli people and Florida’s Jewish community.
In their endorsement, the Jewish Press wrote:
“We urge our Florida readers to come out on November 6 and vote for Republican and Trump supporter Ron DeSantis for governor. Throughout his career, DeSantis has been a vocal supporter of Israel. He has supported the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, has strongly opposed the BDS movement and, if elected, would seek to promote trade between Florida and Israel.
He also plans to partner with Israel to clean up the pollution that plagues Florida’s coastal waters, taking advantage of Israel’s highly regarded expertise in that field. We are confident that as governor, he would use his ‘bully pulpit’ in support of Israel. His opponent, Democrat Andrew Gillum, supports BDS and strongly opposed the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. He was also a supporter of the Iran nuclear deal.”
Ron DeSantis said:
“It is a great honor to receive such a strong endorsement from the Jewish Press, the largest independent weekly Jewish publication in the United States,” said DeSantis. “I am a strong supporter of Israel and was proud to play a role in moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem during my time in Congress. Florida is home to many Jewish-Americans and has a uniquely close relationship with Israel. As Governor, I will strengthen Florida’s partnership with Israel, and will be the most pro-Israel Governor in the country.”
To view the full endorsement of Ron DeSantis for Governor, click HERE.