Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) released the following statement today, after the passage of S. 2165, the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012. S. 2165 affirms the stalwart historic relationship between the two countries and strengthens security cooperation between the United States and Israel. The bill also maintains America's commitment to Israel's security and supports Israel's right to self-defense, while reiterating the United States' commitment to the security of Israel as a Jewish state. The bill passed the House by a voice vote.
"The United States and Israel have a special, unbreakable bond. During this volatile time in the Middle East, it's important for our friends in Israel to have no doubts that the United States stands with them, is committed to their sovereignty, and supports Israel's efforts to achieve a peaceful, secure future."