Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement on the 64th anniversary of Israeli Independence Day:
"Today we celebrate the founding of the nation of Israel and give thanks for the crucial friendship shared between our two countries. We are united with Israel by permanent bonds of history, values, shared strategic interests, culture and religious heritage. Those bonds are also the principle reason we have for pursuing a peace that is durable and just for everyone in the region."