Statement from AIPAC:
AIPAC mourns the loss of Senator Ted Stevens. Senator Stevens was one of the lions of the Senate, and was recognized as "Alaskan of the Century" by the Alaska State Legislature in 2000. He was a strong friend of Israel and a staunch supporter of the US-Israel relationship. Working together with his colleague Senator Daniel Inouye, the Stevens-Inouye team represented the hallmark of bipartisan support for the US-Israel relationship.
Variously as Chairman or Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee and its Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Stevens demonstrated his steadfast commitment to America’s alliance with the Jewish state year after year. He was a consistent supporter of US aid to Israel and of American’s partnership with Israel in the joint development and production of the Arrow Anti-Missile system, currently protecting every citizen of the Jewish State.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the families of all those lost in today’s tragic plane crash.