May 20, 2021 (Washington, DC) — Jeff Mendelsohn, Executive Director of Pro-Israel America, issued the following statement in response to the latest news on the ceasefire:
“We are heartened to hear that Hamas has agreed to a ceasefire, ending 11 days of terror on innocent Israeli civilians. The senseless devastation that has resulted from the 4,000+ rockets Hamas launched at both Jewish and Arab Israelis, while using Palestinians as human shields, is a stark reminder of how important it is for Israel to be able to defend itself, by itself. The Israeli Iron Dome defense system, a direct by-product of U.S.-Israeli cooperation, has literally saved hundreds upon thousands of both Israeli and Palestinian lives during these attacks.
We thank the nearly 300 members of Congress and the Biden administration who provided moral clarity on this conflict by publicly expressing their unwavering support for Israel and our ally’s right to defend its citizens from Iranian-fueled terrorism. We must continue to strengthen and advance the U.S.-Israel relationship, which helps provide security to both countries, and vigorously resist efforts to restrict or condition America’s commitment to Israel’s security.”