tv Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN March 21, 2016 4:30pm-6:31pm EDT
adversaries to think a wage can be driven between us. [applause] when we have differences as any friends do, we will work to resolve them quickly and respectfully. we will also be clear that the united states has an enduring interest in and commitment to a more peaceful, more stable, more secure middle east. and we will step up our efforts to achieve that outcome. [applause] indeed, at a time of unprecedented chaos and conflict in the region, america needs and israel strong enough to deter and defend against its enemies, strong enough to work with us to tackle shared challenges and strong enough to take bold steps
in the pursuit of peace. [applause] >> that's why i believe we must take our alliance to the next level. i hope a new 10 year defense memorandum of understanding is concluded as soon as possible to meet israel's security needs far into the future. [applause] that will also send a clear message to israel's enemies that the united states and israel stand together united. it's also why, as president, i will make a firm commitment to ensure israel maintains its qualitative military adage. [applause] ..
not always remember our shared path, they are the future of our relationship and we have to do to promote that. many of the young people here today are on the front lines on the battle to oppose the alarming boycott investment and sanction movement. [applause]. particularly at a time when anti- semitism is on the rise across the world, especially in europe. we must repudiate all efforts to malign, isolate and undermine israel and the jewish people. [applause]. >> i have been sounding the alarm for a while now. as i wrote last year to a letter of the heads of major american jewish organizations, we have to
be united in fighting back against this, many of its proponents haven't demonized israeli scientists and intellectuals, even students. to all the colleges students who may have encountered this on campus, i hope you stay strong. keep speaking out. don't let anyone science-- silence you, bully you or try to shut down debates especially in places of learning like colleges and universities. [cheers and applause] [applause]. [applause]. >> anti-semitism has no place in any civilized society, that in america, not in europe, not anywhere. [applause].
>> now, all of this work defending israel's legitimacy, expanding security and economic ties, taking our alliance to the next level depends on electing a president with a deep, personal commitment to israel's future as a secure democratic jewish state and to america as a responsibility as a global leader. tonight, you will hear from candidates with a very different visions of american leadership in the region and around the world. you will get a glimpse of a potential us foreign-policy that would insult our allies, not engage them and in bold our adversaries, not to defeat them. for the security of israel and the world, we need america to remain a respected global leader
, committed to defending and advancing the international order, and america able to block efforts to isolate or a check israel. the alternative is unthinkable. [applause]. >> yes, we need steady hands, not a president who says he is neutral on monday, pro- israel on tuesday and who knows what on wednesday because everything is negotiable. [applause]. >> well, my friend, israel's security is nonnegotiable. [applause].
cynic i have that in is really hospital rooms, holding the hands of men and women whose bodies and lives were torn apart by terrorist bombs. i have listened to doctors describe the shrapnel left in the leg, unarmed or even a head. that's why i feel so strongly that america can't ever be neutral when it comes to israel's security or survival. we can't be neutral when rockets rained down on residential neighborhoods, when civilians are stabbed in the street with suicide bomb-- bombers target infant.
some things are not negotiable. anyone who does not understand that, has no business being our president. [applause]. >> the second choice we face is whether we will have the strength and commitment to confront the adversaries that threaten us, especially iran. for many years we have all been rightly focused on the existential danger of iran acquiring a nuclear weapon. after all, this remains an extremist regime that threatens to annihilate israel. that is why i led the diplomacy to impose crippling sanctions and forced iran to the negotiating table and why i ultimately supported the agreement that has put a lid on
its nuclear program. today, iran in rich uranium is all the gone. thousands of centrifuges have stopped spinning. arounds potential breakout time has increased and do verification measures are in place to help us deter and it detects any cheating. i really believe the united states come israel and the world are safer as a result, but still , as a-- i lay down in a speech at the brookings institution last year, it's not good enough to trust and verify. our approach must be distressed and verify. [applause]. this deal must come with digger-- bigger simpler-- enforcement, strong monitoring,
clerk wants a for any violation and a broader strategy to confront iran's aggression across the region. we cannot forget that two wrongs fingerprints are on nearly every conflict across the middle east from syria to lebanon to yemen. the iranian revolutionary guard corps and its proxies are attempting to establish a position from which to threaten israel and they can-- continue to fund palestinian terrorist in lebanon, hezbollah is amassing an arsenal of increasingly sophisticated rockets and-- artillery that well may be able to hit every city in israel. tonight you will hear a lot of rhetoric from the other candidates about iran, but there is a big difference between talking about holding tehran
accountable and it shall he do that. our next president has to be able to hold together our global coalition and impose real consequences for even the smallest violation of this agreement. [applause]. >> we've must maintain the legal and diplomatic architecture to turn all the sanctions back on if needed. if i'm elected the leaders of iran will have no doubt that if we see any indication that they are violating their commitment not to seek, developed or acquired nuclear weapons the united states will act to stop it and that we will do so with force if necessary. [applause]. iranian provocation like the recent ballistic missile tests
also are unacceptable and should be answered firmly and quickly including with more sanctions. of those missiles were stamped with the words declaring and i quote, israel should be wiped from the pages of history. we know they could reach israel or hit the tens of thousands of american troops stationed in the middle east. this is a serious danger and it demands a serious response. the united states must also continue to enforce existing sanctions and impose additional sanctions as needed on iran and the revolutionary guard for their sponsorship of terrorism, illegal arms transfers, human rights violations and other illicit behaviors like cyber attacks. we should continue to demand the
safe return of robert levinson and all american citizens unjustly held in a radiant prisons. [applause]. >> and we must work closely with israel and other partners to cut off the flow of money and arms from iran to hezbollah. if that arab can designate all of has blocked as a terrorist organization, surely it is time for our friends in europe and the rest of the international community to do so as well and to do that now. [applause]. >> at the same time, america
should always stand with those voices inside iran: for more openness. look, we know the supreme leaders still call the shots and that the hardliners are intent on keeping their grip on power, but that iranian people themselves deserve a better future and they are trying to make their voices heard. they should know that america is not their enemy. they should know we will support their effort to bring positive change to iran. [applause]. >> now, of the course, iran is not the only threat we and israel face. the united states and israel also to stand together against the threat from isis and other radical jihadists. isis affiliates in the sinai is reportedly stepping up attempts to make inroads in gaza and a partner with.
on saturday a number of israeli and other foreigners were injured or killed in a bombing in istanbul that may be linked to isis, two of the dead are us israelis do nationals. this is a threat that no snowboarders. that is why i have laid out a plan to take the fight to isis from the air, on the ground with a local forces and online where they recruit and inspire. our goal cannot be to contain isis. we must defeat isis. [applause]. >> and here's a third choice, will we keep working towards negotiated peace or lose forever the goal of the two states for two peoples? despite many setbacks, i remain convinced that peace with
security as possible and that it is the only way to guarantee israel's long-term survival as a strong jewish and democratic state. [applause]. clec it may be difficult to imagine progress in this current climates when many israelis doubt that a willing and capable partner for peace even exists. but, inaction cannot be an option. israelis deserve a secure homeland for the jewish people. palestinians should be able to govern themselves in their own state. in peace and dignity and only a negotiated two state agreements can provide those outcomes. [applause]. >> if we look at the broader
regional context, converging interest between israel and key arab states could make it possible to promote progress on the israeli palestinian issue. israelis and palestinians could contribute towards greater corporation between israel and arabs. i know how hard all of this is. i remember what it took just to convene prime minister annette and yahoo and present him as for the three sessions of direct face-to-face peace talks in 2010 that i presided over, but is-- israelis and palestinians cannot give up on the hope of peace. that will only make it harder later, all of us need to look for opportunities to create the conditions for progress including by taking positive actions that can rebuild trust like the recent construction meeting between the israelis and
palestinians finance ministers aiming to help bolster the palestinian economy or the daily on the ground security operation between israel and the palestinian authority. , but at the same time all of us must condemn actions that set back the cause of peace. terrorism should never be encouraged or celebrated and children should not be taught to hate in school. that poisons the future. [applause]. >> everyone has to do their part by avoiding damaging actions, including with respect to settlements. america has an important role to play in supporting peace efforts and as president i would continue the pursuit of direct negotiations. and let me be clear, i would vigorously oppose any attempt by outside parties to impose a
solution, including by the un security council. [applause]. [applause]. >> there is one more choice that we face together and in some ways it may be the most important of all. will we as americans and as israelis stay true to the shared democratic value that has always been at the heart of our relationship? we are both nations built by immigrants and x-files seeking to live and worship in freedom, nations built on principle of equality, power and pluralism. at our best, both israel and
america are seen as a light unto the nation because of those values. this is the real foundation of our alliance and i think it's why so many americans feel such a deep emotional connection with israel. i know that i do and that's why we cannot be neutral about israel and israel's future in israel's story we see our own and the story of all people who struggle for freedom and self-determination. there is so many examples. look at the pride parade in tel aviv, one of the biggest and most prominent in the world, and we marvel that such a generous-- liberty exist in such a region and plagued by such tolerance
and we see the vigorous even raucous debate in israeli politics and feel right at home. [laughter] >> of the course, some of us remember a woman leading israel's government decades ago and wonder what is taking us along here in america. [applause]. >> but, we cannot rest on what previous generations have accomplished. every generation has to renew our values and yes, even fight for them. today, americans and israelis face currents of an tolerance and extremism that threaten the moral foundation of our society. now, in a democracy we are going to have differences, but what
americans are hearing on the campaign trail this year is something else entirely. encouraging violence, playing coy with white supremacists, calling for 12 million immigrants to be rounded up and deported, demanding we turn away refugees because of their religion and proposing a ban on all muslims entering the united states. now, we have had dark chapters in our history before. we remember that nearly 1000 jews aboard the st. louis who were refused entry in 1939, and sent back to europe, but america should be better than this. and i believe it is our responsibility as its citizens to say so. [applause].
>> if you see big a tree, oppose it. if you see violence, condemn it. if you see a bully, stand up to him. [applause]. >> on wednesday evening, jews around the world will celebrate the festival of-- and children will learn the story of esther, who refused to stay silent in the face of people. it wasn't easy. she had a good life. and by speaking out, she risked everything. but, as mordecai reminded her, we all have an obligation to do our part when danger gathers and those of us with power or influence have a special responsibility to do what's right. as ellie said when accepting the nobel peace prize, neutrality helps the oppressor, never the
victim. silence encourages the tormentor , never the tormented, so my friends, let us never be neutral or silent in the face of bigotry. together, let's defend the shared values that already make america and israel great. let us do the hard work necessary to keep building our friendship and reach out to the next generation of americans and israelis so the bonds between our nation grow even deeper and stronger. we are stronger together and if we face the future side-by-side, i know for both israel and america our best days are still ahead. thank you so much. [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪
♪ >> ladies and gentlemen please welcome host said that israeli innovation showcase, brian abraham. >> thank you. thank you. i know what you're thinking. this is a big night; right next everyone is really excited. everything you been waiting for one special thing tonight, the third installment of the israeli innovation showcase. [applause]. >> i like it. we have a great one to close out. tel aviv in jerusalem, our israel to high-tech hubs, but tonight we bring you a husband and wife team from a town not normally thought of as a hotbed
of technology, nazareth. please look into the stage. [applause]. >> hello. >> welcome to the policy conference. i'll bet we could spin a good chunk of nazareth just within this hub. >> we-- i went into electrical engineering. we fell in love and we had a huge experience. >> very nice. we should get the kiss cam on the two of you. >> so, you are entrepreneur together, how did this start? >> this is a long story. >> we have all night. give me the whole story. >> at back in 83 i finished my studies as an electrical
engineer and at that time it was hard for me to find a job as much of the industry was related to the military industry in the defensive industry, so ask her-- after something like six or seven months looking for a job i found work where he studied in the medical school and there i got all of my experience in narrowcience, working with all kinds of scientists and after a while i worked in a medical company where i got more experience with commercials-- commercial entities and we decided we wanted to start our own company because we live in the high-tech country with so many high-tech industry in israel, but not in the arab communities and so our decision was to start in the arab
community and this is what we started as a company. [applause]. >> very nice. >> so, you went and got venture capital? >> yes. we had two cars and had to sell one. when my father scene we were desperate and not changing our mind he gave us like four:-- gold coins. >> so that was your seed capital. >> we were involved in recording and simulating-- stimulating the narrow tissue, so we are involved in a therapy called deep brain stimulation. in a short its dbs. this is a therapy in which we deal with patients who have neurological disorders and say
an electrode that we can plan in the brain and this electrode gives electrical pulses in a way that it-- different symptoms of the disorder. >> this actually is a brain surgery, so you brought up some of your probes here and these are the actual probes designed by your country that get inserted into the brain. can you hold one up for me connect these are electrodes and if you look at the tip of the electrode we do the recording of the neural activity of the brain >> at the very tip there that is actually taking the measurements >> yes. thinner than a human hair. so, we do from these electrodes and through to the machine.
>> so, you are inserting these probes in the brain and what is the neurosurgeon seeking to learn from those? >> what we do an operation, we help the surgeon identify the targets in which he needs to do the implantation of this electrode that will give this electrical pulses. it's important to be accurate so that the patient, for example, if the patient could be eight parkinson's patients, so we need to be at the very exact point, at the very exact target in a way that we get the best symptom relief and have no side effects for the patient. >> so, they are doing a surgery where that tissue they are operating on is not like eight two more are dead tissue. there is no indicator, so how do your probes explain to the surgeon where to go? >> you don't see anything, so
you start-- [inaudible] >> until you start hearing german and you know you are in germany, so basically this is the way we lead the neurosurgeon inside the brain. >> so, different parts of the drake-- brain, different structures give up different signals and then you process or your main machine. tell us what we are seeing. >> actually, this is an actual operation. >> and actual operation your probes used. >> from the brain of a patient. two channels from two electrolytes and this is the signal that the neurosurgeon sees. what we are trying to do or what we did is we want to automate
this process, so instead of the physician to enter the signal and we do all kinds of algorithms to simplify four to allow visualization for that position to see where that best target to implant, so we produce these maps in which at the end we create and share the electrodes. >> on the left is the depth of the probes going into the brain? >> exactly and this tells him where the best location to implant these electrodes in a way that he can predict the outcome of the patient after the operation. >> tell me, you mentioned earlier what are the syndromes that are treated with this brain stimulation? >> they treat parkinson's disease, essential tremor and there are lots of clinical trials going on in america and
in europe and other pay leases-- places in the world for different indications i depression, ocd, alzheimer's and many many others, a mental and neurological disorders. >> because you are working with research centers you're getting cutting-edge new research for your company to use. >> absolutely. are company has been working very closely with scientists in israel and outside israel and this is how we came up to this very cutting-edge technology. we worked very closely, especially with the professor from the hebrew university, which we have been working with him since the beginning. >> can you tell me a story about a particular patient that was helped through the use of your probes? >> i think there was video about one years ago there was a
pianist that had parkinson's and she could not play the piano anymore and when they operated on her in tel aviv so the neurosurgeon at the keyboard and while he was operating on her, she was plain that can zero. [applause]. >> where in america are your systems being used? >> in something like 100 institutions and more in the us, all the big university hospitals are using our equipment like mass general, john hopkins, cleveland clinic, mayo clinic, ucla-- you name it. [applause]. >> what percent of the market argue in the us for this kind of work? >> about 40% of the market in the us.
>> let me ask you, marriage is difficult enough and business partnership is difficult. how do you manage to combine both of those? >> love, i guess. we do nurture our love and we work together, but office hours are far away from each other. lots of e-mails. less meetings. >> do you send e-mails at the dinner table about work? >> i think what holds us together is permission that we want to give a better place for our children. >> your company, you were the first high-tech country-- company in nazareth, but there are others now in effect microsoft announced-- your headquarters in nazareth. >> we have employees from the diversity of israel, i would say, so we had to wish
executives and engineers and employees. arabs, druids, muslims, christians, so we have like the whole rainbow. [applause]. >> we are very proud of this like we are very proud that we are bringing in helping people with mental disorders to come back to society and we are proud by bringing people together, bringing people from different backgrounds, people that usually maybe sometimes fight industry, but they work together for the same goals and i think this can be done come and not just in our business, but nazareth and israel and i think in the middle east. [applause]. >> thank you. [applause].
[applause]. [applause]. >> as any on campus or any community can tell you, the work we do takes a team, a group of people just as passionate about this cause as we are. for us, that means on amazing director. [applause]. >> and our jewish agency for israel hello. [applause]. commack. >> getting to do this work is incredibly rewarding, but sometimes it can feel like we live on an island, but then we come here. when we stand here, we remember that we are not alone and we are reminded that when we gather the
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> in the world today there are 4.6 million syrian refugees along with millions of others fleeing their home in the war-torn middle east. the world has turned upside down. the people they trusted most commended unspeakable atrocities against them. and the people they trusted the least would protect them, feed them, close them and comfort them. [applause]. >> we are israelis, arabs and jews working together to help
the people of syria and others try to escape what used to be their country. as israelis, we draw on our own history of tragedy and triumph to help the biggest way of displaced persons in europe since our grandparents searched the earth for refuge. we work with more than 300,000 in 19 countries around the world as part of our nation's largest humanitarian organization, israel. >> on the beautiful greek islands i stand watch with my team, arab and jewish medical professionals. we gaze out at the sea, scanning the surface for any sign, waiting. then, it appears, orange dots on the bluewater. eventually, the dots get closer
and we see the orange life that's. they arrive almost days from turkey where smugglers make them pay 1000 and $3000 a person for a place on a raft of that can take them to greece, to europe, to what they pray will be safety. the boats are designed to hold it no more than 20 people. instead, as many as 80 are crammed together. sometimes thousands of people arriving just one day. we go towards the raft helping people to dry land. at first, it is chaos. many of the people cannot swim in their terrified of the water. we bring them onto shore and my arab speaking colleagues will ask, who needs a doctor. as israelis we have a big
advantage with arab members of our community that can speak to the refugees in their own language. we begin to do a triage. our patients include newborns to the very elderly. our team helps the delivery of born babies assure. [applause]. [applause]. >> names for his young cousin that drowned just three days earlier. technically, israelis-- [inaudible] >> none of that matters on the beach. >> i share my time among for the countries and regions where we work to help the refugees. in jordan, where the fourth-largest city is a syrian refugee camp. i work with our team to distribute blankets, clothing
and food. i listen to their stories to document what has happened. in northern iraq i tend to the population, a new unique minority group of non-muslims selected by isis for a special brand of brutality. what they have endured, no one should know. what they have witnessed, can never be unseen. most in the camp our children who do not know what happened to their parents or siblings. or worse even, they know exactly what happened to them. the most oppressing thing about being in a displaced persons camp is the curse of being in limbo. why invest in the place where you are today? you won't be there forever, or so you hope and so everyone especially the children become idle. our team of educators and psychologists design a special curriculum to engage the
children and keep there mind active. we use art therapy so they can draw or paint what their minds cannot forget. in croatia, we help them along their journey handing out food and water. in germany, in partnership with the countries to his community and governments we help the refugees cope with effects of trauma. .. >>
italian jewish family. i am one of six siblings and make up everywhere and a big mess. my mother passed away when i was just turning 17. and said i want to go to israel. saudia was a high school program and it changed my life. what'' you see all these religions practicing together and use the other place of freedom in jerusalem. you see up plays for people stand up and ready see nothing is wrong and that is why i support israel. ♪
it was during the second week i was folding laundry and auntie i saw it that i got a phone call. he was in the center to the left and to the right people were incinerated. his leg was ripped open they took shrapnel out of the body. it was months of rehabilitation and i remember. i would watch him work hard. how important was it i literally could not sleep
that night and tell i got involved with aipac because there i felt i was able to help in ways that could matter. it is a natural extension. end if it is the same thing. i can communicate my love for israel and also the need for the support of israel. you'll have to be republican or a democrat but bipartisan behalf wonderful people who work together to make sure those that we've felt under state and our issues. and to support these politicians. it is important it is great
ladies and gentleman please will come republican presidential candidate john kasich. [cheers and applause] >> 8q -- thank you very much i am delighted to be back at aipac the organization i have worked with sincerely '80s. back then your audience was in the hundreds dead now they are in the thousands i first visited israel and 8083 with my late dear friends gore did. he was a founding member of the aipac and on that trip that i actually visited bethlehem and i called my mother on christmas night from jerusalem. as you can imagine it was a very special moment.
and as anybody has replied of reveres and i cannot think of of better guy who was taking me to israel. on my trip in 1983 gore didn't introduce me to the woman whose husband was in the soviet prison. she told the story and said she is going to washington to plead for his release. and to organize a rally so we came to gather in a bipartisan way to call for his release. [cheers and applause]
>> when the meeting ended she was told by the president i will not rest until your husband is free. that story has always inspired me from the date was first introduced to me but i don't know how many of you here have read his book fear no evil. [applause] did he wrote it the book that led space to him in the prison and wanted to confess something and they said you understand that galileo confessed. and they give him sitting in that solitary confinement you are using galileo wiccans three nobody will
ever use we against any other prisoner of conscience. [applause] i had a phone conversation for years but never had the chains to meet him and ironically i met him at the cemetery when we laid him to rest because he gave the eulogy on behalf of our friend. i'll want to make it clear i remade and we prayed for my support of the jewish state in the teapartier ship between the united states and israel. [cheers and applause]
when i was first introduced to israel the core of the partnership with israel was already very well defined for those courageous steps he took when israel was first established. [applause] and i applaud our continuing legacy of support for the jewish state that has struggled with indebtedness and vitality of the jewish people. this legacy that i will not only honor in my administration but take steps to strengthen and expand. [cheers and applause]
transfer of technology that has made the israeli tank so effective. with the support and friendship of unwavering for more than 35 years of my professional life. israel is the only democracy in the middle east with a slant dependable friends. the friends of israel are not fair weather it is a strategic hinge in the interest are tightly intertwined despite disagreements from time to time. we share these common interest in the middle east the unrelenting opposition to develop nuclear weapons.
march 2015 when the prime minister spoke out i flew to washington insisted on the floor the first triad visited since we were in recession in 15 years and i did it to show my personal respect to the people of israel. [applause] and with the u.s. participation it reaction to the race to the ballistic missile test. [cheers and applause]
these are both a violation the spirit of the nuclear deal in the publication that can no longer be ignored. israel must be exterminated in iowa is silly gather the world to reapply the sanctions if iran violates one thought of that deal limas put the sanctions back on to them as a world community together. [applause] let me also tell you no amount of money that was ever made a standing in the
way of the security of israel that iran does not have a nuclear weapon and. i want you to be assured in the john kasich administration and there is no more divisional agreements with self-declared enemies. no more. [cheers and applause] as the candidate in this race with the deepest and most far reaching policy ladies and gentlemen, i don't need on-the-job training i don't have to look at this space i have lived in these matters for decades. a solid team of dedicated people to implement a long-term strategic program that the safety of this country is that of the allies such as israel.
in to work tirelessly with israel and sponsorship with the weapons supplies to has a lot. and with those financial flows to pause. >> than to expand on the new found regional relations israel and the arab gulf states are closer than ever. it is not part of this web of relations to expand and strengthen those ties. [applause] israelis live in one of the
roughest neighborhoods a.m. dairen isn't the only one that they both face. isis headquartered in syria and iraq is a mortal terror and of course, ladies and gentlemen, it must be stopped and dedicated to the destruction the middle east europe and africa and asia in the united states it is the threat to all civilization unless we recognize we remain committed to the piecemeal approach of isis because the world recognizes the existential threat posed by isis that i could lead a coalition to defeat isis in the air and on the ground in syria and iraq. we are all in this together. [applause] i will also provide support to our common allied jordan issued shares the brunt of
the over flows and i will bring the troops home after we have a realistic prospect the regional powers can conclude a settlement of long-term security in die will support allied coalition's as they destroyed their regional affiliate's to cooperate tonight libya as a resource and this began to the terror unit dropped africa. and with his efforts in inside nine to infiltrate from libya to die will provide the national security forces and the support needed to defeat the taliban and then i will bring the troops back home. [applause]
is certain stage such as iran, that is not the only threat that israel faces. the kasich administration will work from the beginning to block the bigotry or racism or anti-semitism particularly with international bodies. [cheers and applause] i condemn all attempts to isolate pressure to delegitimize the state and the efforts to allow this activity here and i've also very concerned of rising attacks of israel and jewish students on college campuses
[cheers and applause] i pledge the use of full force to make sure we have the tools needed from intimidation of supporting free speech on college campuses. i have been horrified by the recent state of palestinian attacks these actions of will lower walls are part of the unprecedented wave of terror which to my attacks since october 2015 the outcome of the of culture that the palestinian authority promoted for over 50 years. [applause]
[cheers and applause] indoctrination end of hate is part of a well thought dash out strategy. palestinian children are raised in a murder dumb with the pursuit to kill israelis. text books are filled with anti-semitism in families of killers receive an annuity and to terrorist creasy stipends and their guaranteed jobs in the civil service determined by a length of their sentence. even soccer tournaments are named after terrorist if we truly want peace with israel and palestinians cannot promote a culture of hatred and death and we must make it clear we will not
tolerate such behavior. [cheers and applause] i do not believe there is any prospect when until they're prepared to take steps to live in peace to recognize israel's right to exist as a jewish state and violence is unacceptable in the meantime we can advance stability in the region by providing israel 100 percent support to make sure it has what it leads with
information and technology and political solidarity and working quietly to facilitate powless palestinians' efforts of reconciliation this is what is expected of a dependable ally. let me conclude by talking about the greatest alliance of countries such as israel where we share a community of values. the postwar international system we bought on common values forces the attack while we have to recommit to those values. we must not shy away from proclaiming them and why the best revitalized to defend and expand the international system built upon those values with conflict of listing over 2 billion people over the -- out of poverty. we cannot go lover must hang together and be realistic we
must be counted on to stand by for e effective governance but for the sake of the future we have to work together as well as the ideological lines wherever possible this is what i have done in the course of my career for public service by reach out to the other side and a countless times how we can achieve a the progress that america wants and deserves to be all look back to the time of ronald reagan and his meetings with tip o'neill were they came together to put america first it as reagan reached across the aisle to do tiptoed neil they've managed to revitalize our e economy to monetize that bill
buildup that ended the cold war but it is a conscious effort so this is what i want you do we need to work together read congress on the agenda to serve the interest of the nation as of whole. we are americans before we are republicans or democrats. we are americans and. [cheers and applause] i will not do it. [cheers and applause] yes we will rededicate ourselves to reaching the
bipartisan national security policy that the democrats a cheap doo-doo can be sure that will include in inc. israel as the bedrock for mutual security in the middle east to combat violence with the eternal capital jerusalem. [applause] >> they give for giving me the opportunity to be here today. i am humbled by dutch chance to stand here with this incredible gathering of people who so much love
america and our great ally israel. we are connected together. it is about civilization civilization, peace, love, t he togetherness, healing the world and a great jewish tradition everybody lives a life a little bigger than themselves and that has worked its way deep into my soul i tell people all across america to dig down deep the lord has made use special live a life bigger than yourself heel and provide hope am progress and with that the relationship between the united states and israel will grow stronger and stronger for the benefit of the world. thank you very much. god bless. [cheers and applause] ♪
>> american support takes many forms. the united states provided will security assistance to israel to help the jewish state mount against tunnels and missiles and rockets. 75% of american security assistance to israel must be spent in the west creating jobs and and opportunities the and 35 percent is spent in israel with world-class research to make both countries safer is a crucial component and the only way to guarantee the funding is through strong bipartisan support that is where aipac comes in and working with democrats and republicans to insure that america will provide support over the long haul.
these efforts have been critical to make sure congress fully funds the to comment ten year agreements from 1998 and 2007. today it is critical once again as they negotiate a new deal in 2018 and will play a vital role to educate america's leaders to help to ensure american continues to stand with israel with israel is strong for america is strong for. ♪ >> please welcome speaker of the united states house of representatives. paul ryan. ♪ ♪ ♪
it is always a good thing when america's leaders declare support for israel. but that is not enough. the speeches, statements speeches, statements, all the burden of world me nothing if you did not back them up with action. [cheers and applause] that is why two years ago when the rockets -- rockets were falling on tel aviv the house approved emergency support for the iron dome. [applause] and that is why we did just two months of me taking the speakership we voted to fund every penny of our assistance commitment. [applause]
and that is why in my trip overseas as speaker of the house my first trip will be to return to israel. [cheers and applause] and that is why i can pledge to you tonight as long as i am speaker of the house house, mobile will not allow any legislation that divides our countries to come to the house floor for any consideration. [applause] it is action and deeds that build trust. and our friendship is too important to. the dangers we face are two real to let there be any misgivings between us. like my house colleagues i and a stand that america is
not safer when we back away from israel. it is safer when we stand with israel. [applause] so if there is one thing i would ask you to take away from tonight to is this common my colleagues and i will do everything we can and to strengthen our friendship. digest with words but concrete achievements. note taking funds for granted her leaving the middle lurch it is a priority in american leaders should act like is. [applause] that is my take most americans believe fumble sides of the aisle. but i do hear people raising doubts every now and then to say things like the middle
east is a mess it is none of our business. why are we taking sides? the say however appliance is some liability. they say that i hamstrings america and cuts against our interests and in my experience it does us no good to wave off our opponents to dismiss them as narrow minded or be high-minded about it. that is a bridge to divide that deepens the divide. instead we need to confront our critics' arguments head on and have a real conversation and i would say that i firmly believe that the friendship between our two countries is not just in israel's interest in america's interest. [applause]
it is good for israel and good for america and good for the world. it is really just a lesson in history. for many years we avoided but thomas jefferson called the entangling alliances. the great powers that they wanted to use for their own purposes so we stayed out. that all changes with world war ii. we learn the hard way even if you don't go looking for trouble and has a way of finding you. the date that japan bombed pearl harbor we realize to oceans could no longer
protect us anymore. our interest reached across the world and so did the threat. we could not be in north america north africa the to deliberate the islands of the south pacific. we had to work with other countries who share our objective is. and we had to lead a global alliance. and a new threat to either merged setting up public regimes all across evening missiles that the friends in western europe soviets faced the choice either withdraw from a the world and ourselves to make ourselves
into a garrison state or pursue a four word meaning defense with icky video free nations to keep open commerce these are the years that we create the imf in did 1948 we're the first country to recognize minutes after she declared independence. [cheers and applause] >> the first country. both the cold war a&m of world war we are safer when we work with each other and stem by a each other and trust each other because
then with the threat arises we are confronted together. those threats are very different now. north korea displays the nuclear weapons iran backs terrorist groups says it will jockey for dominance in the middle east. it even with the rise of isis it has taken hold. to face the aggressive ideology. new york is that relationship so important? because of the fight against terrorism the interest is one in the same. in we are the ultimate
target. [applause] is a liberal democracy with those countries become stronger. and just remember and to fight terrorism in our country. [cheers and applause] >> pretty profound. this is the crux of the matter. the current administration understand that we need our allies but it fails to understand what our allies need. [applause]
they need more than assurances that we have their back but they need to see with their own eyes the commitments i do say this to castigate or police blamed the to bring clarity to the situation we're facing. this is the most fundamental misunderstanding that has undermined our security. exhibit a is the everyone deal. [applause] i think that was a terrible deal. [cheers and applause] not since then have we seen like this deal.
end because of this deal our friends in the bellies are losing faith in us or at least in our judgment. i really got billions of dollars of sanctions and relief in exchange for what? or just taking up some of the nuclear program? indebted 10 or 15 years they all expire? in other words, , they get something for e essentially nothing. if it was a steel. [applause] and headed is if they don't cheat. [laughter]
we all want the negotiations to a succeed but we were supposed to get something out of its. it is fine to negotiate with their enemies. it really is but not at all your friends expense that doesn't make any of the safer. [applause] i don't think it is an accident that every few months we hear of iran launching another ballistic missile is said and dismantling the program. we legitimize it. this is a huge threat to israel into our country is. i am going to make something clear with the publisher support it optimistic or skeptical and i sense a few
skeptics in this room today but it is your right to question your government on any issue at any time. [cheers and applause] that is applied to aipac does and why you were here. if anybody questions that right, of beastie and with few. [applause] so we have to do everything we can to shore up our alliance. we have to hold their rand accountable for its violations and push back against iranian aggression. a and extend our bilateral security agreement and also include missile defense.
and one more thing to the ways and means we have to push back with clarity. with any attempts by any other country to boycott to ever sanctioned israel. this is where your voice is and must be heard. this is what they're going to do to us. we can and must me clear on this. and did you know, what this does? it sends a signal is the will stand by through a thick and thin.
we have a choice coming. you have people running for president. but here is what we see. you have a choice coming. we will make a big choice in 2016 and along those lines in the house we will try to help crystallize that choice. in to design a strategy and to strengthen allegiances in the with the words of general james madison and that we need to take our own side in this fight. [applause] there is a cited to be taking. then we will need the help of aipac and everyone here today.
a and we need especially the help of the young people better here in this room. [applause] why? because of the decisions that we make today to determine what type of world you can hear it just knowing you want to take part gives me hope for the future because of your help we can do this. i want to leave you with this. we need to build a confident america. that it does not shrink from commitments or allies.
into a cozy up to iran a confidence america keeps its word. we stand by our allies and israel that is of those countries need. i do i just threw a lot that you into thinking what does he care about is real? -- israel but there is a vibrant jewish comedian wisconsin. [applause] id everyone are die-hard green bay packer fans. [laughter] this is something we're very proud of. also give a tour of the
israel committee and all walks of life. when we visited different houses of worship one of the most questions is what the short position on israel? it is it just some constituency but my friends and family and neighbors. the committee has done so much for wisconsin you will always have my deepest gratitude. [applause] so i just want to thank you for having me tonight and in advance for the work between israel and america to make
mark this alliance were autism and we struggled spin becky always knew he wanted to go to the army. >> it is very important to him to be part of the community. >> is a crucial milestone to become a proud israeli. >> it is about taking bad vision to help those that are endangered. >> we started the program
with the idea with those visual capabilities some of them to quality assurance. is the project of excellence and once given proof to function and that is the difficulties to make sure israel is proud of them in they are proud of israel. >> with the horizons for the future and so they can get them ready. in addition that the military profession in the
is a very important job it is helpful for the idea to be our enemies and with also of great responsibility. i think it changes the way that they see them and the stigma. >> it is a win-win for the families and for society. >> because of this program i am very optimistic about the capabilities. >> and i am sure now.
amount to about culture it is interesting to have the community. >> coming off the holocaust of israel. something that was always a mystery to us russia or poland we reviewed the last name and i put my family gave in to that. there are too many games to be listed and that is something that was heartbreaking. i surely have a family members who have died.
>> i am way more empowered with a consortium of colleges with our environmentalism so the areas that we struggle. >> alice aspired to be the activist with the. is real support to find out why it is a strong allied and aipac provides that for me. >> one of my proudest accomplishments. >> this mission shipley have been forming to ensure it is