Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has issued the following statement in regards to the recent meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama:
The unshakable bond between the United States and Israel was clear today following the meeting between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The JCPA welcomes the prime minister to the U.S. and thanks the president for his ongoing support for Israel’s security needs.
We are encouraged by the message of friendship and cooperation in the remarks that the prime minister and the president gave before their bilateral meeting. At a time when security concerns in the Middle East are of paramount importance for both Israel and America, the need for collaboration and mutual support has never been more critical. We appreciate the president’s reiteration of the “extraordinary bond between the United States and Israel,” and the prime minister’s gratitude for the Obama administration’s “commitment to further bolstering Israel’s security.”
JCPA, the public affairs arm of the organized Jewish community, serves as the national coordinating and advisory body for the 16 national and 125 local agencies comprising the field of Jewish community relations.