U.S. ‘must remain united’ with Israel, Collins says

Staff Reports Posted 3 March 2015 at 12:00 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at a joint meeting of Congress today, speaking against a deal the U.S. and its allies are pursuing with Iran over its nuclear program.

Congressman Chris Collins, R-Clarence, issued this statement following Netanyahu’s remarks.

“The importance of America’s relationship with Israel transcends politics,” said Congressman Collins. “Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated how essential a strong partnership is between our two nations. As growing threats emerge from the Middle East, now more than ever, Israel and the United States must remain united. I am honored to have had the opportunity to hear the prime minister speak and will continue to be a strong advocate on behalf of Israel.”

Congressman Collins was accompanied to today’s address by Chris Jacobs, Erie County Clerk.

“I am honored to have heard one of the world’s leaders, Prime Minister Netanyahu, speak today,” said Chris Jacobs, Erie County Clerk. “Israel and the United States have a relationship that goes beyond just allied countries and it was a tremendous opportunity to see that on display at today’s address.”