U.S. Sen. Cory Booker made one of his first public appearances in New Jersey since returning from Israel Thursday morning. The senator was in the region for a summit in Jerusalem when the Israel-Hamas War broke out on Saturday.
Booker addressed the congregation at Temple B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills for a prayer service. Booker was in Israel when Hamas launched its attacks and was in and out of bomb shelters Saturday as the conflict escalated. Booker said he would continue to work with his colleagues in the Senate to continue supporting Israel’s security and ensuring stability in the region.
“We’re going to go to Washington this week to get supplemental funding, not just for Ukraine now, but also for Israel and Israel’s defense,” Booker said.
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