Marianne Williamson, who is Jewish, was born in 1952 and is a renown author, activist, and lecturer. She ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for U.S. President in 2020.
Williamson has authored thirteen books in her career, including four New York Times number one bestsellers. In 2014, she ran unsuccessfully as an Independent to represent California’s 33rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a delivery program that serves people with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. She is also a co-founder of the Peace Alliance, a grassroots organization that supports peace-building projects.
Below is Marianne Williamson’s record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish community.
Marianne Williamson has stated her intention to reenter the Iran nuclear deal if elected President.
Though she has criticized Israel for “occupying” the Palestinians, she has expressed a strong support for Israel’s right to exist and the two-state solution. She opposed the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and called it a “slap in the face of Muslim Arabs; an indignity bound to make Israel and the world less safe.”
Ms. Williamson has stated that she opposes the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, labeling it as “not non-violent”, but she opposes efforts to criminalize it.
Ms. Williamson has pledged to “rescind President Trump’s affirmation of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.” She also criticized the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem considering it “an unnecessarily aggressive movement”, but she added that “moving it back at this point, however, could create an unnecessary and unhelpful drama.”
Supports reentering the Iran nuclear deal https://thehill.com/policy/defense/439712-2020-dems-rebuke-trump-on-iran-say-theyd-put-us-back-in-nuclear-deal
Supports the two-state solution https://twitter.com/marwilliamson/status/1110014992403832833
Opposes the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement https://twitter.com/marwilliamson/status/1110038236313931778
Spoken out against anti-Semitism https://twitter.com/marwilliamson/status/1094890702461390849
Did not support the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem https://twitter.com/marwilliamson/status/938226380256567302?lang=en
Would keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem https://www.jns.org/steve-bullock-promises-to-keep-us-embassy-in-jerusalem/
Against recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights https://www.jns.org/presidential-candidate-marianne-williamson-pledges-to-reverse-trumps-golan-recognition/
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