Senator Joe Donnelly

Donnelly: Agreement with Israel Critical to Security of Both of our Countries

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly released the following statement after the United States and Israel signed a new 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) stating that the U.S. will provide record military aid to Israel.

Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, “This agreement further strengthens the unbreakable bond between Israel and the United States. Our security partnership and this critical agreement will continue to advance our shared security interests, helping to protect Israel as well as our troops in the Middle East.”

Donnelly is Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, which oversees U.S. missile defense programs, as well as U.S.-Israel collaborative missile defense programs, including Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Arrow.

Donnelly has long supported collaborative missile defense programs with Israel to help ensure that Israel has the cutting-edge technology it needs to counter a wide range of threats, including the ability to thwart enemy rocket attacks on civilian communities and to intercept ballistic missiles. Donnelly has visited Israel twice this year and met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on both occasions.

 

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