U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence and Foreign Relations Committee, met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem this evening. Among the topics discussed were the changing political landscape in the Middle East, Israel's relations with its neighbors, peace negotiations with the Palestinians, the Iranian nuclear threat, and further strengthening the U.S.-Israeli strategic relationship.
"There is no more important relationship for the United States, perhaps in the world but certainly in the region, than Israel," said Rubio. "It's one that has bipartisan support and I'm proud to say that Republicans and Democrats are united on that. We remain deeply committed, above all else, to Israel's security. Like every nation, like every sovereign people, the people of Israel have the right to be safe.
"The ties between the United States and Israel are unbreakable," he added. "Israel represents everything the United States stands for as a vibrant democracy. I greatly appreciate the hospitality of the Israeli people and for the opportunity to meet with President Peres and Prime Minister Netanyahu."