Steve Bullock

Governor (Montana)

We asked Governor Steve Bullock to share with us the website, speech or other content that best reflects his views on Israel. The Bullock campaign shared the following statement:

Governor Bullock believes the U.S.-Israel relationship is strong, multi-faceted and deep. It is a relationship that is based on both shared interests and shared democratic values.

Israel lives in a dangerous neighborhood and is facing serious security threats from the rise of Hezbollah to the constant threat of Iran. Governor Bullock will work to ensure that Israel maintains its military advantage to confront these threats. Improving trade and continuing scientific and cultural cooperation are also key elements of the U.S.-Israel relationship, and Governor Bullock will also work to strengthen these ties.

Governor Bullock saw this first-hand in his travels to Israel during his tenure as Montana’s Attorney General. Through this experience, he personally witnessed how fundamental the U.S.-Israel relationship is to vital American interests, and as President he will build on this important relationship.

As President, Governor Bullock will re-start efforts to build a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israel challenge. This includes restoring humanitarian aid to ensure access to electricity and clean water for Palestinians. The status quo is not acceptable to either Israelis, who live under constant threat of rocket attacks, or the Palestinian people, who seek control over their own destiny.

He will also look to a new mechanism to keep Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The Iran nuclear agreement was delaying Iran’s nuclear breakout time and, for the first time, opening the country up to international inspections. President Trump’s decision has left America in a weaker position, with little visibility into Iran and has emboldened the country’s hard-liners.

Finally, as we work to deepen our ties with Israel and build the groundwork for new peace efforts, Governor Bullock believes it important to reject ill-conceived, negative proposals such as the BDS movement. Instead, the U.S. should look for more constructive ways to jumpstart peace in the region.