Issues

U.S. – Israel Relationship

The United States was the first country to recognize Israel’s independence in 1948, and the first country to recognize Israel’s right to claim Jerusalem as its capital. Israel’s close relationship with the United States has benefited both countries tremendously. Our countries strengthen each other through national security cooperation, joint military training and shared military technology, mutual economic investment, and scientific research and development. More than a pragmatic alliance, the close friendship between our countries is based on shared democratic values. The Judeo-Christian worldview emphasizes personal freedom, universal civil rights and places a deep value on all human life. This is the value system upon which America was founded and it is reflected in Israel’s vibrant society. Support for Israel has historically been one of the only issues that generates consistent bipartisan agreement amongst elected officials.

Trump will move embassy, one-congressman mission predicts

Monday, March 6, 2017

US President Donald Trump will likely decide to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the head of a Congressional fact-finding mission into a possible relocation said on Sunday. The small delegation, headed by Representative Ron DeSantis of Florida, the only congressman on the trip, visited three possible locations in Jerusalem, and determined … Read More

US reconsidering membership in UN council, urges end to Israel ‘obsession’

Thursday, March 2, 2017

President Trump’s administration confirmed it is reviewing the United States’ participation in the U.N. Human Rights Council, warning Wednesday that it wants the international body to reform its agenda and end its “obsession with Israel.” Washington critics have argued that the Geneva-based council unfairly targets Israel over allegations of human rights violations and alleged war … Read More

President Trump opens joint session of Congress with condemnation of anti-Semitism

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    WASHINGTON — In a noteworthy move, President Donald Trump opened his highly anticipated address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night by speaking out against the recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks across the country Noting his Feb. 28 speech came at the end of Black History Month, Trump said the recurrent surges … Read More

Senior GOP lawmaker to reintroduce bill cutting PA funds over terrorist payouts

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham will reintroduce legislation on Tuesday that would cut US funding to the Palestinian Authority if it continues to provide monetary support to the families of those who commit acts of terror against Israelis and others. The bill, known as the Taylor Force Act, was first introduced last year … Read More