Senator Katie Britt: Proud to Carry on Alabama’s Tradition of Standing with Israel
As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Israel’s independence this year, Alabamians take special pride in the close bonds between our state and America’s closest ally. We were the first state to recognize Israel in 1948, and as your senator, I’m incredibly proud to help carry on that tradition of strong support. In a region of dangerous adversaries, Israel is a shining beacon of freedom. The United States has no more reliable strategic partner or stronger friend.
My first official trip overseas took me to Israel, giving me an invaluable firsthand perspective. I had productive conversations with Israeli governmental leaders, discussing shared strategic interests in the region and their economic ties to Alabama. I even managed to find a little piece of home in Jerusalem, visiting the famous Alabama store and hearing a “Roll Tide” in the Holy Land.
In addition, I was also able to spend some time with the incredible men and women of both the Israeli Defense Force and the Mossad, hearing directly from them, the boots on the ground keeping citizens safe. I walked in a sophisticated tunnel Hezbollah used to sneak terrorists into the country and saw how multiple factions of Iranian-backed extremists work tirelessly to destroy the peace. I also was in the country when it came under a rocket attack and saw how the Iron Dome critically protects innocent lives.
During this trip, I couldn’t help but be inspired by the strength and the resolve of the Israeli people. Their patriotism, pride, and persistence is a glowing example for the rest of the world.
In the Senate, I’m proud to stand with Israel, just as Alabamians have done for 75 years. I’m committed to combating anti-Semitism in all forms, both here at home and around the world. I believe our support for Israel must never waver, and we’ll always work to maintain the special bonds between us. I hope you know that you’ll always have a fighter and a champion in me.
U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R, AL)