Yesterday, President Obama signed the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 into law. The law reaffirms the United States' unwavering commitment to the State of Israel and the U.S.-Israel relationship.
The new law will help preserve Israel's qualitative military edge by working to ensure that Israel has access to the F-35 aircraft it needs as quickly as possible; reaffirming Israel's right to defend itself; providing support to Israel in the development and production of joint missile defense systems, including Iron Dome; as well as encouraging a negotiated agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. President Obama has raised U.S. security assistance to Israel to unprecedented levels, unequivocally strengthened existing policies, and cultivated new ways to ensure Israel's security.
In addition, the law reaffirms the United States' commitment to the safety and security of Israel, as well as diplomatic support of the Jewish State. President Obama has stood with Israel at the United Nations together with our allies, and alone when necessary, to support our friend and ally against anti-Semitism, delegitimization, and biased anti-Israel resolutions.
By signing this bill into law, President Obama stands in solidarity with Israel and has once again reaffirmed his unshakable commitment to our closest friend in the Middle East.
Click here to read President Obama's official statement.