U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement today in honor of Israel Independence Day:
"I join Israel in celebrating the 64th anniversary of its independence and in remembering the many men and women who have lost their lives in defense of their land. The Jewish state has been a shining symbol of democratic courage in the Middle East for more than six decades, and serves as an example of democratic potential abroad. Without question, Israel remains the United States' strongest ally and friend in the region, and I will continue to stand with Israel in the coming years."