Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, issued the following statement today marking the 64th anniversary of the state of Israel.
"At a time when the Middle East is plagued with escalating uncertainty, it is critical that the U.S. stand firmly with our close ally, Israel. The Israeli people have celebrated great achievements over the last 64 years, but they've also experienced great hardship and made incredible sacrifices in their quest for genuine peace. To that end, I stand by my words to Prime Minister Netanyahu recently: Israel has and will continue to enjoy strong support and solidarity from this Congress. America and Israel have a special relationship based on shared values, a shared vision, and shared strategic challenges. Today we recognize the strength and endurance of our friends, and I remind them that United States stands united with Israel as they continue to work towards genuine peace."