70th Anniversary of Israeli Independence Statement

“In 70 years of independence, the State of Israel has overcome perennial existential threats to grow, prosper, and thrive. In a region full of turmoil, Israel has been a model of democracy and development, to the benefit of all its citizens and the world. A vital ingredient to these 70 years of success has been a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, a relationship that will be just as vital for the next 70 years and beyond. As Israel's second 70 years begin with the momentous relocation of the American embassy to the Israeli capital, and longstanding enemies pose new threats that must be confronted, the U.S. must maintain our unbreakable commitment to Israel's security and safeguard Israel's future as a Jewish and democratic state that is a beacon of light unto the nations.”