May 13 2021
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement amid ongoing violence and attacks in Israel:
“Israel has endured increased terrorism and aggression from Hamas militants in recent days, including rockets fired at Israeli cities, killing and wounding innocent civilians. Thankfully, Israel’s Iron Dome – part of which is manufactured in Camden, Arkansas – has prevented additional damage and loss of life.
“The United States stands with and in support of our friend and strategic ally as it withstands this assault. Israel has an indisputable right to defend itself and secure the safety of its people. This brutal, unjustifiable violence against the Jewish state must cease and President Biden and his administration must lend our nation’s resources and assistance to our partner in its hour of need.
“In the aftermath of this conflict, the U.S. government should resume the promising efforts undertaken by the Trump administration to foster peace and promote normalization between Israel and its Arab neighbors.”
On Wednesday, Boozman co-signed a letter led by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and signed by 42 of their GOP colleagues urging President Biden to stand with Israel and to prevent sanctions relief to Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and established financier of Hamas’ terror activities.