As a democracy and our closest ally in the Middle East, we have an obligation to stand with Israel against Islamic extremism, terrorists, and Iranian threats. We need a President and a Congress who aren’t afraid to stand up and defend Israel. I believe we now have that, and I applaud UN Secretary and former SC Governor Nikki Haley for her statement, “The days of Israel bashing are over.”
My two visits to Israel have only strengthened my fondness of the country and my respect for the resolve of its people. Our nations are very alike in many ways; we share a passionate appreciation for liberty and freedom, and our nations are fiercely loyal to their allies.
Israel is not only a close ally and strategic geopolitical and military partner, but also an economic one. Our free trade greatly benefits both nations and should continue to develop. In Congress, I will work to strengthen America’s support for Israel and restore trust moving forward.