Congressman Joe Kennedy III visits Brandeis

Yehudah Mirsky and Representative Joe KennedyPhoto/Tarah Llewelyn

Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III (right) with professor Yehudah Mirsky

Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III visited Brandeis University on April 12 to discuss American politics and the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Kennedy, who has represented Massachusetts’ fourth congressional district since 2013, accepted an invitation to campus from the Brandeis Israel Public Affairs Committee (BIPAC).

In an hour-long discussion with near eastern and Judaic studies professor Yehudah Mirsky, who also previously served in the state department under President Bill Clinton, Kennedy stressed that the United States’ strong ties to the State of Israel will always out-weigh any policy disagreements that may arise between leaders in both countries.

He also discussed the Iran deal, Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS), working with the Trump administration, and the Democratic Party's tactics heading into the 2020 campaigns.

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