The pro-Israel candidates from both the Republican and Democrats have won majority in the US Congress. Both the Jewish Lobby and Israel Embassy in Washington were unable to control their glee on the assumption that from now-on Ben Obama will be under more pressure to attack Islamic Republic and help Israel to neutralize Hamas and Hizbullah.
On November 3, 2010 – Israel daily Haaretz reported:
America’s largest pro-Israel lobby group on Wednesday hailed the results of midterm elections in the US which saw staunch supporters re-elected to Congress on both sides of the party political divide.
“Many of the strongest friends and supporters of the U.S.-Israel relationship were reelected on Tuesday,” the group said in a statement.
“It is abundantly clear that the 112th Congress will continue America’s long tradition of staunch support for a strong, safe and secure Israel and an abiding friendship between the United States and our most reliable ally in the Middle East,” AIPAC said.
“Support for Israel at the Congress is strong and bipartisan,” an embassy spokesman told Haaretz.
AIPAC also welcomed the election of three new Jewish members of Congress: Senator-elect Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Congressman-elect David Cicilline (D-RI), and Congresswoman-elect Nan Hayworth (R-NY).
Cicilline becomes the fourth openly gay member of Congress and third Jewish gay member of Congress.