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Johnson: "Israel is a Democratic Island in a Sea of Dictators"

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Washington, March 3, 2015 | Dan Schneider (202-225-5705) | comments
"Israel is a democratic island in a sea of dictators, political upheaval, and terrorism - America must remain a close ally of Israel.”
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Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) issued the following statement after attending Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress:

“It was an honor to attend Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to Congress today.  Israel and the United States have a long, proud history and commitment to one another, and we must remain dedicated to the common purpose of ensuring that Iran never succeeds in arming itself with a nuclear weapon.  I’m disappointed in President Obama for not agreeing to meet with the Prime Minister during his trip to the United States.  The president and his administration continue to negotiate with Iran – the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world – while giving a cold shoulder to our closest ally in the region.  Israel is a democratic island in a sea of dictators, political upheaval, and terrorism - America must remain a close ally of Israel.” 

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