WE ARE UNWAVERING IN SUPPORT OF ISRAEL
(House of Representatives - September 15, 2016)

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[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 140 (Thursday, September 15, 2016)]
[Page H5504]
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                 WE ARE UNWAVERING IN SUPPORT OF ISRAEL

  (Ms. GRAHAM asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute.)
  Ms. GRAHAM. Mr. Speaker, today I stand in support of the bilateral 
military aid package agreed upon by our Nation and the State of Israel 
this week.
  Israel, our greatest ally in the Middle East, faces threats from all 
sides: shells from Syria are landing in the Golan Heights; Hamas 
terrorists are stockpiling weapons in Gaza; Hezbollah fighters are 
gathering in Lebanon; and ISIL is fighting for control of the Sinai.
  Yet, surrounded by this chaos and terror, Israel is still dedicated 
to democracy, liberty, and justice--the same ideals we live by as 
Americans. This is why our relationship is so strong and why we must 
continue to support Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state.
  This aid agreement makes it crystal clear to our enemies and allies 
that we are unwavering in our support for Israel and will help defend 
them against all who threaten their sovereignty.

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