Senator Menendez and the Greek Americans

The recent and extremely significant development in the US Senate concerning Greece and Cyprus' future role in Washington's plans for the Eastern Mediterranean stems from the initiatives of the Hellenic diaspora, and also from the strengthening of Greek-Israeli relations over the past decade. The legislation introduced by Democratic Senator Bob Menendez and his Republican colleague Marco Rubio did not come out of thin air. It was the result of numerous meetings, briefings and analyses from specific Greek Americans who have built the necessary credibility in the power centers of Washington and as a result their opinions are heard.

Menendez is one of Greece and Cyprus' most loyal, sincere and effective allies in the US Congress. From an institutional point of view, he is also the most powerful. He has served as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, where he is now the...

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