The Senate passed legislation Friday, June 29, to enhance security cooperation between Israel and the United States, The Jerusalem Post
reported. The measure, which passed by unanimous consent with 69 senators as co-sponsors, calls for the strengthening of the countries’ bilateral relationship by increasing coordination in the fields of missile defense, homeland security, energy, intelligence and cyber-security. It also seeks to improve Israel’s qualitative military edge, a long-time stated goal of American foreign policy. A similar measure has already passed the House of Representatives and now the two versions have to be reconciled before being sent to the White House for the signature of President Barack Obama.