Robert Dold 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
United States Rep. Robert Dold (R-Illinois) pledged his support for Israel as
America’s only ally in the Middle East, during a four-day trip to Israel this
week where he met with Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, Deputy Prime
Minister Moshe Ya’alon, former IDF Chief of Staff Lt.- Gen. (res.) Gabi
Ashkenazi and industrialist Eitan Wertheimer.
“The current upheaval in
the Middle East makes it particularly important for the United States to
reaffirm support for its only democratic ally in the region,” Dold, 41, said in
a statement he released to the media.
“With Egypt’s transition to a post-Mubarak
government, the recent accord between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority,
Syria’s increasing violence against anti-regime protesters, and Iran’s pursuing
nuclear weapons, it is critical that Israel stands strong during these volatile
times,” Dold said.
During his meetings he spoke both of the stalled peace
process and Iran’s nuclear program. His trip was sponsored by the Chicago Jewish