This piece was reprinted by OpEdNews with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.
House co-sponsor Eric Cantor (R. VA) said:
"This bill reaffirms Israel's right to defend itself against threats and puts Congress on the record about America's long-standing commitment to the US-Israel strategic relationship, a unique and special relationship founded on shared interests and shared democratic values."
"This bill recognizes the profound threats the U.S. and Israel face in the region and reiterates our commitment to standing side by side with Israel during this pivotal and dangerous period of transition and instability."
Following passage, AIPAC said:
"This vote is a testament to the broad, bipartisan support of the American people for bolstering the ties between the US and our ally Israel."
"The United States benefits greatly through enhanced cooperation with Israel, and this bipartisan bill recommends new avenues for the US-Israel relationship to grow and strengthen in the fields of missile defense, homeland security, energy, intelligence, and cyber security."
Congress recently voted to increase military aid for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system. Israel gets more annual aid than all other nations combined. Most goes for military purposes.
Both countries are imperial partners. Together with Britain, France, other NATO allies and regional ones, they threaten humanity.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed .
(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).