AIPAC Congratulates President-Elect Trump, Vice President-Elect Pence and Incoming Congress
AIPAC congratulates President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence on their election victory. We also congratulate the elected and re-elected senators and representatives who will be part of the most pro-Israel Congress ever, and look forward to working with them and the new administration to further strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship.
In his speech at the March 2016 AIPAC Policy Conference, President-Elect Trump made clear his commitment on issues critical to the U.S.-Israel relationship:
- On the importance of the relationship:
"We will send a clear signal that there is no daylight between America and our most reliable ally, the state of Israel."
- On the importance of stopping Iran's regional aggression and holding Iran accountable to prevent the regime from attaining nuclear weapons:
"We must enforce the terms of the previous deal to hold Iran totally accountable...We will totally dismantle Iran's global terror network. Iran has seeded terror groups all over the world."
- On efforts to impose a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the U.N. Security Council:
"An agreement imposed by the U.N. would be a total and complete disaster. The United States must oppose this resolution and use the power of our veto."
Despite their deep differences on a range of issues, both the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates notably shared a common commitment to the U.S.-Israel alliance. Strong bipartisan support for the Jewish state is also reflected overwhelmingly in the incoming Congress. We look forward to working with the new Congress on key legislative initiatives to strengthen the relationship between our two democracies.
This election once again demonstrates that support for Israel transcends partisan differences. The shared values and common interests between the United States and Israel are great constants that endure.