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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Vice Chairwoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), Vice Ranking Member Kathy Manning (D-NC), and Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL) released the following statement after they introduced a resolution honoring the 75th anniversary of U.S.-Israel relations and calling for the expansion and strengthening of the Abraham Accords. 

“The rock-solid partnership between the U.S. and Israel has made both countries safer and more secure over the past 75 years,” said McCaul. “Every time we work with Israel, both of our countries are better off for it, including with the transformational Abraham Accords. Our relationship is built on shared values and close bonds between our peoples, governments, and private sectors. We will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with Israel to counter threats and reach new triumphs.”

“Israel is one of our strongest allies and closest friends, and we are committed to strengthening that vital bond. The U.S.-Israel partnership supports greater security and economic benefits for the entire region.  The creation of the State of Israel was an unprecedented achievement in world history and we are unwavering in our support for our Israeli friends,” said Wagner. “We honor the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel and will continue to ensure it is able to defend itself against the reckless and dangerous Iranian regime and its proxies.  As we stand united against vile expressions of hate and growing anti-Semitism worldwide, we will also work to strengthen the Abraham Accords and urge other nations to normalize relations with Israel.”

“For 75 years, the United States and Israel have built an extraordinary and enduring alliance based on our shared interests and fundamental values. Israel is our most important, most reliable, and only democratic ally in the region. Together, our two countries have championed democracy, partnered on technological achievements, increased regional security, and celebrated our shared fundamental values,” said Manning. “I’m proud of the accomplishments Israel and the U.S. have achieved together, including the historic Abraham Accords, and I look forward to strengthening the historic, bipartisan U.S. Israel relationship in the years to come.”

“The United States is justifiably proud to be the first nation to recognize the nascent state of Israel in 1948. In the 75 years since, our shared values have been the bedrock of an extraordinary relationship. Together, the United States and Israel have promoted democracy and enhanced regional security in the Middle East and North Africa. We honor this 75th anniversary and look forward to the potential of this partnership over the next 75 years, namely in the expansion of the Abraham Accords and the normalization they bring with them,” said Schneider.