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15 Sep, 4 tweets, 1 min read
The White House ceremony with President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Ministers Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani is a historic event in the advancement of peace and reconciliation in the Middle East. (1/4)
We applaud the leadership of the United States, Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for achieving this momentous agreement. (2/4)
Today’s ceremony sends a clear message that it’s #ANewEra for Israeli-Arab relations. Peace in the region is possible through diplomacy, mutual recognition and negotiation. (3/4)
We hope other nations in the Middle East and the Palestinian leadership will follow this inspiring example to bring conflicts in the region to an end and promote prosperity and cooperation. (4/4)

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BREAKING: The House of Representatives just passed its annual @DeptofDefense, @HHSGov and @Energy funding bills, including important bipartisan provisions that will help keep Israel safe and America strong.
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Israeli expertise in anti-tunnel technology protects U.S. forces deployed across the globe, keeps Israelis safe & provides important homeland security benefits.
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AIPAC opposes the @ChrisVanHollen amendment that politicizes U.S. support for Israel's security. This amendment contradicts the Obama-@JoeBiden MOU and goes far beyond current law in ways that damage American interests, risk Israel's security, and make peace less likely.
Despite some policy disagreements with Israel, President Obama increased America's security commitment to Israel, and his MOU had no political restrictions.

As @JoeBiden said, it would be a "gigantic mistake" and “absolutely outrageous” to condition or leverage security aid.
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This amendment goes far beyond current law in ways that jeopardize Israel's security.
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AIPAC opposes the letter being circulated by @RepAOC—cosigned by @RepJayapal, @RepRashida & @BettyMcCollum04—which explicitly threatens the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that would damage American interests, risk the security of Israel & make a two-state solution less likely.
The letter rejects President Obama’s security assistance commitment to Israel (MOU). Dems and Reps in Congress agree the MOU is in America’s interest and is a key pillar of our security strategy in the region. Congress must continue to fully implement the Obama-@JoeBiden MOU.
The U.S.-Israel relationship is a mutually beneficial partnership that reinforces our moral values and strategic interests. The overwhelming majority of Democrats and Republicans, in Congress and across the country, agree that America is best served when we stand with Israel.
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AIPAC applauds the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for adopting the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020 (S. 3176). (1/9)
This important bipartisan legislation seeks to ensure that Israel has the means to defend itself, by itself, against continuing regional security threats.

This bill authorizes agreed-upon increases in Israel’s security assistance. (2/9)
It encourages expanding U.S. weapons stockpiles in Israel and advancing U.S.-Israel cooperation in directed energy technologies and space. (3/9)
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@SenatorMenendez ...Before I continue, I want to make something clear.

I stand before you today NOT ONLY as the Ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee…

NOT ONLY as a lifelong friend to Israel and the Jewish people…
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