Speaker of the Knesset, MK Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, hosted on Monday six senior US Congressmen, Republicans and Democrats. ”We thank you for your contribution and efforts for the sake of Israel`s security”, Edelstein told his guests, Mike Rogers, Joe Wilson, Steven Palazzo, Randy Neugebauer, Billy Long and John Larson. All the representatives are known for supporting Israel and are members of important congressional committees such as the Appropriations Committee, the Committee on Armed Services and the Ways and Means Committee.
”Sadly, the United States is also experiencing terror, and we are all together fighting against it with all the means at our disposal”, said Edelstein. He also addressed the Iranian threat and stated ”all there is to do now is try to get as much as possible from the agreement that was signed with Iran. But also, if only one percent of the money that Iran acquires will reach Hezbollah, we are speaking of huge amounts of money and must prevent it as much as possible”.
MK Michael Oren (Kulanu), Chairman of the Subcommittee for Foreign Policy participated in the meeting and added that: ”we thank you more than can be described for your efforts for the benefit of Israel, also for [Congress`] approval of the funding of the Iron Dome (missile interception system). But in the next war, if it occurs, we will need from you a diplomatic `Iron Dome` as well”.
Head of the American delegation, Congressman Mike Rogers, told his hosts: ”the need for security in Israel is clear and there are no disputes. We shall continue assisting you on the matter”. His words were echoed by the rest of the Congressmen that were present at the meeting.