Senator James Lankford (R-OK) released the following statement after speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his address before a joint-session of Congress:
"I am pleased that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress and meet with a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders," said Lankford. "America has no closer friend in the world than Israel. During a time of considerable unrest in the Middle East, we must work with and hear from our ally, Israel. Washington must strengthen our friendship with Israel, especially as our two countries work to prevent Iran from possessing nuclear weapons."
Senator Lankford spoke today during the AIPAC Policy Conference event, "Synagogue Initiative Lunch For Rabbis and Cantors," along with Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY).
Lankford also serves on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and recently returned from a Congressional delegation trip to the Middle East.