Friday, August 1, 2014
Sen. Booker Delivers Floor Speech in Support of Supplemental Funding for the Iron Dome
Since coming to Washington, Sen. Booker (D-NJ) has been committed to building the strongest possible security and diplomatic partnership with Israel.
On Tuesday, Sen. Booker delivered a floor speech in support of supplemental funding for the Iron Dome.
“I come before you in support of the $225 million in additional funding requested by the Department of Defense to ensure that the Iron Dome in Israel remains equipped to protect civilians from Hamas-fired rockets,” Booker said. “Now, as a terrorist organization has evil ends to destroy the State of Israel, we must stand with our ally.”
Also this week, Sen. Booker joined his colleaguesto criticize the UN Human Rights Council’s one-sided, inflammatory statement accusing Israel of “disregard for international humanitarian law” while failing to acknowledge violations of the same laws by Hamas. Last week he also joined Sen. Boxer and 78 other members of the Senate in co-sponsoring the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act.
Finally, Sen. Booker together with Sens. Graham, Menendez, Ayotte, and Schumer co-sponsored a resolution condemning the unprovoked rocket fire at Israel; calling on Hamas to immediately cease all rocket and other attacks against Israel; and calling on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to dissolve the unity government with Hamas and condemn the attacks on Israel.
Sen. Booker is committed to Israel’s security, its right to defend itself, and the strong, historic U.S.-Israel relationship. He will continue to look for ways to engage in bi-partisan efforts to ensure that the U.S.’s longstanding partnership with Israel will endure.
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