Maloney Statement on Yom Ha'atzmaut
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney today released the following statement to mark the 67th anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day, which starts at sundown this evening:
“Together we celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, and recognize the important bond our two nations share. Our commitment to maintaining our friendship and protecting Israel’s security cannot be questioned.
“Israel’s creation is a fulfillment of the right of self-determination of the Jewish people in the historic land of their ancestors. Although Israel has never known a day of peace, it has managed to build one of the strongest economies in the world. It is the only stable democracy in the Middle East and America's strongest ally in the region.
“It is a great honor to stand firm for Israel in the United States Congress, and to share in the joy all Israelis feel on this important national day of celebration.”