VP Pence: ‘America Will Always Stand With Israel’

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Jewish state.

By Nancy Flory Published on November 28, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence spoke Tuesday at an event in New York marking the 70th anniversary of the state of Israel. Pence said that Israel had a right to an independent state. He also said that America would always stand with Israel.

U.N. Resolution 181

U.N. Resolution 181 was passed 70 years ago, allowing the Jewish people to create an independent state. “We were proud to be the first nation in the world to recognize Israel’s independence soon after,” Pence stated. “And we were proud to stand by Israel and the Jewish people ever since.”

Pence said that 70 years ago, the U.N. declared, “The Jewish people have a natural, irrevocable right to an independent state in their ancestral and eternal homeland.”

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President Trump, the vice president said, sent a message: “Let me assure you of this, if the world knows nothing else, the world will know this: America stands with Israel.” He explained:

America stands with Israel because her cause is our cause. Her values are our values. And her fight is our fight. We stand with Israel because we believe in right over wrong, good over evil, freedom over tyranny.

American Embassy

He also said that President Trump is “actively considering” moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

“As the president just made clear, our administration is also committed to finally bringing peace to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” he said. He added that the administration has made “valuable achievements” toward that goal.

Pence said that Israel is an “eternal testament” to the “unwavering fortitude” of the Jewish people and to the “unending grace of God.” He concluded:

We recommit ourselves to stand with Israel, to pursue a brighter future for both our peoples. Our nations and for the world. May God continue to bless and protect the Jewish state of Israel and all her people and may God continue to bless the United States of America.

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