Mar 17 2015

Statement By Graham on Israeli Elections

Contact: Kevin Bishop (864) 250-1417 or Lorcan Connick (202) 224-5972

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has issued the following statement on today's elections in Israel.

"I want to congratulate the people of Israel on a successful and peaceful election. The Israeli people, by their casting of ballots and voting for their leaders, showed the power of democracy in action. I eagerly await the final results and the organization of a new government in Israel.

"Israel and the United States have a long and valued friendship and alliance. We also have common values and share common enemies. I look forward to continuing to build on a strong US-Israel relationship as we both seek to address the rise of radical Islam and the threat posed to both our nations by the Iranian nuclear program."