"It was a great privilege to welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu today. From Monticello and Dublin, to Eastman and Fitzgerald, the constituents at home in Georgia constantly remind me that our relationship with Israel must be protected. I will continue to echo their message in Washington. In this time of geopolitical uncertainty in the Middle East, Israel's enemies must understand that we will always stand with Israel on the side of freedom and democracy.
Scott went on to say, "The President's comments last week are inconsistent with the United States' long standing support of Israel and in fact may lead to more instability in the region. I believe his comments do not represent the sentiment of the vast majority of Americans who favor Israel's pursuit of peace, freedom and stability. To be perfectly clear, we have no greater ally in the Middle East than Israel and we will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with her against any organization that does not recognize the state of Israel."