“America is safer when Israel is safer. Israel is safer when America is safer. Those bonds can never be broken.”
On November 5, 2015, hundreds gathered to pay tribute to the key Chairs and Ranking Members of the House Committees who are responsible for the funding of Israel’s essential Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Arrow Missile Defense Programs. The program was arranged by The Friedlander Group, a New York and Washington DC based public affairs company, in conjunction with Project Legacy.
Many of the most influential leaders of the House of Representatives were pleased to participate in the third annual US-Israel Security Alliance Congressional Tribute. Recognizing that Iron Dome is saving lives and protecting the U.S.-Israel relationship, it is the members of these House Committees who work with Congress to secure a budget of approximately $370 million per year for Israeli anti-missile programs.
The tribute honored several key supporters. “Members of Congress came together in a strong display of bipartisanship to pledge their continued and increased support of Israel’s Missile Defense Programs and reiterate the necessity of these Defense Systems to protect civilian populations from enemy rocket fire and for that we are eternally grateful” said the event’s co-chairs, Eli Verschleiser, Miles Berger, Joseph B. Stamm, Sol Goldner, Leon Goldenberg and Stanley Treitel.
The invocation was delivered by Bukharian Chief Rabbi Itzhak Yehoshua and and the benediction was given by Rabbi Sheftal Neuberger of Ner Israel Rabbinical College.
Ezra Friedlander, CEO of The Friedlander Group, noted that, “The U.S.-Israel Security Alliance Congressional Tribute emphasized the unwavering commitment of Congress to defend Israel and reaffirms America’s commitment to Israel’s security.”