Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) issued the following statement concerning the Obama Administration's recent condemnation of Israel:
"I am deeply concerned with the escalating rhetoric coming from the Obama Administration following Vice President Biden's visit to Israel.
"Israel is our closest ally. Our nations share a common security threat of rogue regimes that target both Americans and Israelis. Administration officials should be promoting a robust U.S.-Israel alliance not alienating the preeminent democracy in the region.
"The Administration would be better served focusing its energies on Iran's nuclear threat and working in steadfast manner to strengthen international pressure on President Ahmadinejad to end his country's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
"I call on President Obama and his top officials to lower their voices against Israel and focus on Iran's nuclear threat to all nations of goodwill."