United States Code

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§ 8602.
Statement of policy
It is the policy of the United States:
To reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the security of the State of Israel as a Jewish state. As President Barack Obama stated on December 16, 2011, “America’s commitment and my commitment to Israel and Israel’s security is unshakeable.” And as President George W. Bush stated before the Israeli Knesset on May 15, 2008, on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, “The alliance between our governments is unbreakable, yet the source of our friendship runs deeper than any treaty.”.
To help the Government of Israel preserve its qualitative military edge amid rapid and uncertain regional political transformation.
To veto any one-sided anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations Security Council.
To support Israel’s inherent right to self-defense.
To pursue avenues to expand cooperation with the Government of Israel both in defense and across the spectrum of civilian sectors, including high technology, agriculture, medicine, health, pharmaceuticals, and energy.
To assist the Government of Israel with its ongoing efforts to forge a peaceful, negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that results in two states living side-by-side in peace and security, and to encourage Israel’s neighbors to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.
To encourage further development of advanced technology programs between the United States and Israel given current trends and instability in the region.
(Pub. L. 112–150, § 3, July 27, 2012, 126 Stat. 1147.)
cite as: 22 USC 8602