Recently our friends in the Jewish community celebrated their holiest days. During these times, I know they have taken note of America’s strong support for Israel. Our two countries are tied by common values and joint interests as we share commitments to freedom and democracy—societal pillars in short supply in Israel’s immediate neighborhood. The history of the Jewish people is one of faith, honor, and most importantly, survival.
This week, President Trump reiterated our nation’s strong support for Israel in his address to the United Nations General Assembly. He told the world that the United States will not stay silent against threats to Israel and made it clear that moving the American embassy was a sign of peace. I am calling on the rest of our world leaders to acknowledge Jerusalem as the true capital of Israel and to protect God’s chosen people at their time of peril. It is time we all stand in solidarity for the Israeli nation.