Despite deep differences on a range of issues, this election season saw presidential and congressional candidates from both parties reaffirm their commitment to the U.S.-Israel relationship. AIPAC extends its congratulations to President-Elect Donald J. Trump, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence, and elected and re-elected senators and representatives for their Nov. 8 election victories.
At the March 2016 AIPAC Policy Conference, Trump made clear his commitment to the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Regarding U.S.-Israel relations: We will send a clear signal that there is no daylight between America and our most reliable ally, the State of Israel.”
Regarding regional peace: “But when the United States stands with Israel, the chances of peace really rise and rises exponentially.”
Regarding one-sided resolutions at the United Nations: “I will veto any attempt by the U.N. to impose its will on the Jewish state.”
Regarding Iran: “We will totally dismantle Iran’s global terror network. Iran has seeded terror groups all over the world.”
Regarding the U.S. Embassy in Israel: “We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.”
Congress has experienced high turnover in recent election cycles—up to 70 percent since President Barack Obama first took office. However, lawmakers continuously exhibit an extraordinary solidarity with Israel. Both incumbents and newly elected members make clear that the 115th Congress will support an unshakable bond between the United States and Israel.
AIPAC looks forward to working together with elected leadership to find new and creative ways to further promote the U.S.-Israel relationship.
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