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.