'True Hero': John Fetterman Receives Top Jewish College's Highest Award

By Bo Beard | May 29, 2024


Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. John Fetterman was praised as an "American patriot and hero of Israel" by Yeshiva University for his efforts against antisemitism and advocating for the return of hostages since Hamas' invasion.

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"[Israeli leaders] would know the situation more than I do," Fetterman said. He has also disagreed with statements made by party figures such as Vice President Kamala Harris, who implied that the U.S. may consider "consequences" for Israel if it enters Rafah.

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Rabbi Ari Berman of Yeshiva University praised the Pennsylvania Senator as a "true hero" with unwavering commitment to moral clarity.