Jerusalem, Israel – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the below statement following his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

The bond between Israel and the United States is as strong as ever. Today’s meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu served to reaffirm our nations’ commitment to one another. We share concerns about the Iranian threat network, and we discussed our mutual goals of preserving peace and stability in the region. I want to thank the Prime Minister for his unwavering commitment and for graciously meeting with so many American lawmakers this week.

“May God bless Israel, and may God bless our longstanding friendship for generations to come.”

Background: Leader McCarthy is currently leading a group of more than 30 members of Congress throughout Israel to better understand the unique geopolitical and national security challenges in the region and to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Yesterday, Leader McCarthy held a bipartisan press conference with Democrat Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD-05), which you can watch here. Follow along with his other stops on Twitter at @GOPLeader or check out his Instagram stories at @RepKevinMcCarthy.