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Wasserman Schultz Applauds Significant Support for Israel's Security

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Location: Washington, DC

Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) praised two great achievements for Israel's security and American foreign policy priorities:

"I applaud two significant developments today that strengthen Israel's security: the passage of H.Res 568 in the House of Representatives, which stresses the importance of preventing a nuclear Iran, and the Obama Administration's announcement that we will provide Israel with an additional $70 million for the Iron Dome this year. Congress and the Administration have once again demonstrated that Israel's security is of paramount importance and America's support of Israel is ironclad.

"I am proud to be a co-sponsor of H.Res 568, which reaffirms President Obama's strong stance against Iran's nuclear threat. This legislation is a powerful reaffirmation of our unwavering efforts to deter Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon. From implementing the strongest-ever U.S. and U.N sanctions, to rejecting the flawed policy of containment, to affirming that all options remain on the table for preventing a nuclear Iran, Congress and the Obama Administration have once again demonstrated that this issue is an American national security priority, and we will not yield.

"I also welcome Secretary Panetta's joint statement with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak today that the President will be providing Israel with an additional $70 million this year to further protect the Jewish State from rocket and mortar attacks. As Minister Barak said, 'On behalf of the Israeli people, I want to thank my friend secretary Leon Panetta and President Obama for their deep and ongoing commitment to the security of Israel, and important decision to provide additional funding for the Iron Dome system.'

"Through his words and actions, President Obama has shown how committed the United States is to keeping Israel sa


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