Congress Pledges Increased Support for Israel’s Missile Defense Systems at Congressional Tribute

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CaptureBy: Keili Cohen and Hannah Levin

“America is safer when Israel is safer. Israel is safer when America is safer. Those bonds can never be broken.”
“As long as I am in office, Israel and the U.S.-Israel relationship will have a vocal and tireless advocate.”
“We all raise our voices that we are strong allies of Israel, but words without actions do not make a difference.”
“Iron Dome is saving lives and protecting the U.S.-Israel relationship.”
These were the sentiments expressed by some of the most influential leaders of the House of Representatives at the third annual U.S. – Israel Security Alliance Congressional Tribute.

FR0A0477L-R: Ezra Friedlander, Eli Verschleiser, Miles Berger, Sol Goldner, Stanley Treitel, Rep. Lee Zeldin, Whip Steny Hoyer, Joseph B. Stamm, Leon Goldenberg, Appropriation Chair Hal Rogers, Rep. Mike Rogers, Rep. Derek Kilmer, Chief Rabbi Itzhak Yehoshua, Tamara Holder – Fox News Commentator

On November 5, 2015, hundreds gathered to pay tribute to the key Chairs and Ranking Members of the House Committees which directly impact the security alliance between the U.S. and Israel and are responsible for the funding of the Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Arrow Missile Defense Programs.

The U.S. – Israel Security Alliance Congressional Tribute honored: Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense; Steny Hoyer, House Democratic Whip; Derek Kilmer, member of the House Appropriations Committee; Doug Lamborn, Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces; Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee; Luke Messer, Republican Policy Committee Chairman; Peter Roskam, Co-Chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus; Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa; Hal Rogers, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces; Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the Democratic National Committee; Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces.

FR0A0562L-R: Rep. Brad Sherman, Stanley Treitel, Rep. Nita Lowey, Miles Berger, Sol Goldner, Eli Verschleiser, Joseph B. Stamm,Whip Steny Hoyer (speaking), Chief Rabbi Itzhak Yehoshua, Leon Goldenberg, Rep. Luke Messer, Rep. Derek Kilmer, Ezra Friedlander (standing), Rubin Margoles – ZOA, Tamara Holder – Fox News Commentator

“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, Rabbi Yehuda Feigen; Leon Goldenberg and Stanley Treitel in unison.

The invocation and benediction were delivered respectively by Bukharian Chief Rabbi Itzhak Yehoshua and Rabbi Sheftal Neuberger of Ner Israel Rabbinical College.

FR0A0309L-R: sitting: Rep. Lee Zeldin, Deena Hershel, Miles Berger, Sol Goldner, Eli Verschleiser, Foreign Affairs Chair Ed Royce, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (speaking), Chief Rabbi Itzhak Yehoshua standing: Stanley Treitel, Keili Cohen, Ezra Friedlander, Dr. Laurie Baumel – NORPAC

Ezra Friedlander, CEO of The Friedlander Group, pointed out 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.”

For more information, please contact Ezra Friedlander at [email protected] or (212) 233-5555 x 101.
Photo and Video Credit: Shmel and Dov Lenchevsky

FR0A0395L-R: Eli Verschleiser, Sol Goldner, Miles Berger, Stanley Treitel, Joseph B. Stamm, Ezra Friedlander, Rep. Nita Lowey, Tamara Holder – Fox News Commentator, Chief Rabbi Itzhak Yehoshua

FR0A0643L-R: Eli Verschleiser, Sol Goldner, Miles Berger, Stanley Treitel, Joseph B. Stamm, Ezra Friedlander, Rep. Nita Lowey, Tamara Holder – Fox News Commentator, Chief Rabbi Itzhak Yehoshua

FR0A0423L-R: Ezra Friedlander, Eli Verschleiser, Miles Berger, Sol Goldner, Stanley Treitel, Rep. Lee Zeldin, Whip Steny Hoyer, Joseph B. Stamm, Leon Goldenberg, Appropriation Chair Hal Rogers, Rep. Mike Rogers, Rep. Derek Kilmer, Chief Rabbi Itzhak Yehoshua

FR0A0507L-R: Eli Verschleiser, Miles Berger, Stanley Treitel, Sol Goldner, Rep. Mike Rogers, Joseph B. Stamm, Ezra Friedlander, Leon Goldenberg, Whip Steny Hoyer (sitting)

AtndOeZKV-hkyY9BpYRkQQpreTJHtMDUIbJqOUGGCzI_L-R: Sol Goldner, Stanley Treitel, Miles Berger, Rabbi Sheftal Neuberger – Ner Israel Rabbinical College, Joseph B. Stamm, Eli Verschleiser, Whip Steny Hoyer, Leon Goldenberg, Chief Rabbi Itzhak Yehoshua, Ezra Friedlander

FR0A0776L-R: Miles Berger, Eli Verschleiser, Joseph B. Stamm, Sol Goldner, Stanley Treitel, Rep. Brad Sherman, Chief Rabbi Itzhak Yehoshua, Leon Goldenberg, Ezra Friedlander

ApQ8SOdvDSSIBXf_vCM9iej65AmdrqZiK_3wcV1g4mr2L-R: Sol Goldner, Ezra Friedlander, Joseph B. Stamm, Rep. Peter Roskam (speaking), Chief Rabbi Itzhak Yehoshua, Leon Goldenberg

L-R: Miles Berger, Sol Goldner, Stanley Treitel, Joseph B. Stamm, Eli Verschleiser, Rep. Peter Roskam, Ezra Friedlander, Leon Goldenberg, Chief Rabbi Itzhak Yehoshua

FR0A0211Rep. Doug Lamborn speaking

FR0A0341Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaking

FR0A0395Foreign Affairs Chair Ed Royce speaking

FR0A0521Appropriations Chair Hal Rogers speaking


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  1. the best “iron” dome “missile shield” is to support yeshivas I wish these frum would already know that and not support the Zionist entity.