Support Security Assistance for Israel

The United States has long defined Israel’s survival and security as important to its national interests. Accordingly, America provides Israel — the sole democracy in the Middle East — with annual security assistance to help it defend itself, by itself, against mounting threats across the region.

Security assistance is currently provided at levels established by 10-year Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between the allies. In September 2016, the United States and Israel signed a new 10-year MOU that commits America to providing Israel $38 billion dollars beginning in 2019, $5 billion of which will be for joint missile defense. 

America must continue to ensure that Israel has the resources needed to respond decisively to mounting regional threats.

Please thank your senators and representatives who urged the administration to swiftly conclude the robust agreement, and please urge them to continue to support full funding — $3.1 billion — of security assistance to Israel this year in accordance with the current MOU.

Key Points

  1. A Historic 10-Year Agreement
    On Sept. 14, 2016, the United States and Israel signed a new, historic 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that pledges $38 billion in U.S. security assistance to Israel beginning in 2019. Within this sum, $5 billion is dedicated to joint missile defense funding, which will provide Israel a stable planning environment to counter mounting threats from rockets and missiles.

  2. Fulfilling the Current MOU
    Congress must support full funding of security assistance to Israel for fiscal year 2017 in accordance with the current MOU.

  3. Israel is Facing Mounting Security Threats
    Israel faces a significant array of threats stemming from the growing instability and chaos gripping the region.

  4. U.S. Security Assistance is Vital
    Israel's survival, safety and security are in America's national interest. Accordingly, America provides Israel — the Middle East’s sole democracy — with annual security assistance to help it defend itself, by itself.

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Urge your representatives to continue supporting security assistance to Israel.

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