Groups Celebrate Provisions that Support America’s Ally Israel

Mar 21, 2024
Press Release

WASHINGTON - As the House prepares to consider the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, key pro-Israel stakeholders are celebrating the provisions included in the package that continue our commitment to our great ally.
 
AIPAC
 
AIPAC commends Congress for including key pro-Israel provisions in the funding bills for Fiscal Year 2024. Importantly, the legislation provides the full $3.3 billion in U.S. security assistance to Israel, as agreed to in the 2016 Memorandum of Understanding.
 
This essential funding, with no added political conditions, is urgently needed by our ally as Israel battles Hamas and other Iranian terrorist proxies on its borders.

 
The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC)
 
RJC applauds the House Appropriations Committee’s work on the FY24 The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, which:

  • Fully funds US-Israeli cooperative missile defense programs, including Iron Dome, David’s Sling, and Arrow.
  • Fully funds the U.S.-Israel MoU at $3.3 billion.
  • Holds the UN accountable by prohibiting funds for UNRWA, and prohibiting funds for the UN Commission of Inquiry against Israel.

 
Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), President Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld
 
Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 2,500 traditional, Orthodox rabbis in American public policy, today welcomed the release of The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024, noting with appreciation the multiple items therein supporting Israel, combating antisemitism, and combating anti-Israel bias in Palestinian and global bodies.
 
The Appropriations Bill funds Israel's defensive needs as it fights to eliminate the genocidal terrorist threat at its doorstep, and, just as importantly, prohibits funding for the Hamas-supporting United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the UN "Commission of Inquiry" set up to demonize Israel, and other UN and international efforts to weaken the world's only Jewish-majority country. We urge all Members of Congress to speedily pass this important funding bill with these key provisions.

 
The CUFI Action Fund
 
We are pleased that Congress is keeping its promises by fully funding military assistance to Israel as outlined by the MOU.
 
We are also pleased Congress has temporarily banned funding for UNRWA, and we look forward to that common sense policy becoming permanent beyond 2025.


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