Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson Cites Partnership with Israel “Vital” in Achieving Peace in the Middle East

May 24, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress earlier today:


“It was an honor to have Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak to a joint session of Congress today. Israel is one our country’s closest allies, and the partnership shared between our two countries is vital in achieving peace and stability in the Middle East.

“I am in complete agreement with the Prime Minister when he stated the reinstatement of the 1967 borders is indefensible.  Israel should not be forced to negotiate with those who refuse to acknowledge its right to exist.

“The United States must remain committed to Israel in order to facilitate the spread of peace and democracy throughout the Middle East.”