America & Israel:
An Unbreakable Bond

“America’s commitment and my commitment to Israel and Israel’s security is unshakable.”

President Barack Obama
December 16, 2011.

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Barack Obama’s Record on Israel

Strengthening Israel’s Defenses:

  • Funding for Israel’s security has gone up every year under President Obama. His latest budget proposes a record-high $3.1 billion in security assistance, helping Israel maintain its qualitative military edge in the region.
  • The Obama Administration secured the funding needed to build Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, a critical tool in defending Israelis from rocket attacks.

Confronting the Iranian Nuclear Threat:

  • President Obama has put in place the toughest sanctions ever imposed on the Iranian regime, including new measures targeting Iran’s entire financial system.
  • President Obama has made clear that all options-- including military force--are on the table, and we will do whatever it takes to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb.

Fighting Efforts to Undermine Israel:

  • The Obama Administration has fought efforts at the UN to circumvent the peace process and delegitimize Israel.
  • President Obama used the first UN Security Council veto of his presidency to stop condemnation of Israeli settlements.
  • In the wake of the Goldstone Report, The Obama Administration stood up strongly for Israel’s right to defend itself.