Wasserman Schultz Statement on Signing of United States-Israel Memorandum of Understanding

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Washington, DC, September 14, 2016 | comments
The signing of this new Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Israel is a significant and historic achievement for our two nations. It will extend our robust partnership with Israel, and ensure the Jewish state's continued quantitative military advantage which is critical in a region with too many hostile actors who wish to destroy her. I am pleased that the new MOU is the largest bilateral aid package ever agreed upon which underscores our nation's unwavering commitment to Israel.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on Signing of United States-Israel Memorandum of Understanding

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today after the United States signed a new, 10 year Memorandum of Understanding with Israel:

“The signing of this new Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Israel is a significant and historic achievement for our two nations. It will extend our robust partnership with Israel, and ensure the Jewish state’s continued quantitative military advantage which is critical in a region with too many hostile actors who wish to destroy her. I am pleased that the new MOU is the largest bilateral aid package ever agreed upon which underscores our nation’s unwavering commitment to Israel. 

“As the first Jewish woman to ever represent Florida in Congress, and a Member of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, my commitment to Israel’s long-term security is unyielding, and I am proud that this MOU reflects that commitment by providing not only foreign military assistance but also missile defense funding for the first time ever. With this sustained missile defense funding, Israel will have the resources and weapons required to defend herself for years to come.

“I congratulate President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu, as well as the Israeli and American people on this historic agreement that helps secure both of our nations into the future, and reaffirms our strong and enduring friendship.”

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Contact:

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931 

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