By Javier ManjarresCongressional candidates Adam Hasner (R) and Lois Frankel (D) faced off in debate in Boca Raton that was arranged by local Jewish leaders. During the forum, the question arose about the support of Israel, in which Hasner answered by stating that his support for Israel was “unwavering” and then stated that Jerusalem was the true capital of Israel.
Frankel also agreed that both her and Hasner were strong supporters of Israel, but she could not bring herself to take a stand on whether she believed Jerusalem should be officially named as the rightful capital of Israel. In fact, Frankel has yet to make any declaration at all on the matter, prompting many Jews to question the level of her support for Israel. Frankel’s complete remarks on the topic are very telling, as she expressed great unease and could not articulate her answer-she appeared to be grasping.
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After the two candidates stepped off the stage, I respectfully asked Mrs. Frankel to clarify what her position on the issue was, but she took issue with the Shark Tanks coverage of her race, but politely told me that she was “not going to answer any of my questions about policy.” We then Congressman Ted Deutch, a Frankel supporter, about his stance on the issue, and he graciously answered the question stating that he was one of the staunchest supporters moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Even Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is on record of saying that Jerusalem is the true capital of Israel. Kudos to Representatives Wasserman Schultz and Deutch for standing firm on this important issue- but why can’t Frankel muster the courage?Here is a screen capture from Lois Frankel’s campaign web page on Israel that contains no statement on the issue of whether or not Jerusalem is the true capital of Israel.
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