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Granger Applauds New U.S. – Israel Defense Aid Package

September 14, 2016
Press Release

Congresswoman Kay Granger was one of a select group of people invited to attend the signing ceremony for the new U.S. defense aid package for Israel known as a memorandum of understanding (MOU). Congresswoman Granger has been a staunch advocate for Israel and strengthening the U.S. – Israel relationship. During the signing ceremony, Congresswoman Granger was recognized for her role in helping get the 10-year, $38 billion agreement completed.

“Today is a historic day in the United States - Israel partnership. Keeping the U.S. - Israel relationship strong is a top priority of mine and as Chairwoman of State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee and Vice Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, I’ve worked tirelessly to ensure that the relationship is strong and Israel has what it needs from the U.S. to defend and protect itself. 

“I am pleased that after a lot of hard work, our countries have agreed to an unprecedented 10-year military assistance package. This agreement is absolutely critical for Israel’s security.

“Israel faces constant threats, including Iran, and the thousands of missiles Hezbollah has aimed at them. That is why I have been a champion for the Israeli missile defense systems. For the first time ever, this MOU includes funding for missile defense. This level of commitment to Israel’s security and her future will send a message to our adversaries in the region.

“Our countries share an enduring friendship and democratic values. We also face common adversaries. With this agreement, Israel’s enemies are again reminded the bond between our two countries is strong and unbreakable.”