Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) today released the following statement in light of recent violence in the Middle East and terrorist attacks in Israel:
"Now more than ever, America must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our friend and ally Israel. Our countries and people share a common desire for individual freedom, security, and peace. We value democracy and we understand that these basic human rights are achieved and safeguarded at a steep price by those who wear our nations' uniforms.
"Earlier this month, I was proud to support a resolution unanimously passed by the U.S. House to send a clear message: we stand with Israel. The resolution expresses our unwavering commitment to Israel's security and strongly supports its right to defend its citizens from acts of terror.
"I will continue to work with my colleagues--on both sides of the aisle--to ensure that U.S. cooperation with and support for Israel remains a priority in the U.S. House of Representatives."