Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Senators stress value of US-Israel ties

April 14, 2010 01:19

Bipartisan letter to Obama administration signed by 3/4 of Senate.

Senators stress value of US-Israel ties

(photo credit:AP)

Three-quarters of the United States Senate have signed over the past three days a bipartisan letter to the Obama Administration stressing the importance of US-Israel relations, published on Tuesday.

Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) were the leading signatories. The letter, on which they were joined by 76 of their colleagues, is similar to the US House of Representatives letter sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the weekend. The House letter was signed by 333 members, more than three-quarters of that body.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

The letter tells Clinton that “from the moment of Israel’s creation, successive US administrations have appreciated the special relationship between [the] two nations. Israel continues to be the one true democracy in the Middle East that brings stability to a region where it is in short supply.”

“By helping keep Israel strong,” the letter continues, “the United States has helped to reduce threats to Israel’s security and advance the peace which successive Israeli governments have so avidly sought.”

The letter quotes a speech from Vice President Joe Biden’s recent visit to Israel: “Progress occurs in the Middle East when everyone knows there is simply no space between the US and Israel.”

The Senators conclude the letter by writing that the US “must never forget the depth and breadth of our alliance and always do our utmost to reinforce a relationship that has benefited both nations for more than six decades.”
Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

  • Israel
  • Hillary Clinton
  • joe biden
  • Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives for an opening ceremony of a newly constructed residential c
    April 25, 2017
    Massive drills in N. Korea as US navy positions in south


    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 15 - 26
      Beer Sheva
      16 - 22
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 12 - 26
      15 - 25
    • 19 - 31
      20 - 34