3rd May, 2017
The U.S. has said on Tuesday that the partnership between it and Israel is unbreakable.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said this in a statement on Israel’s 69th National Day, commemorated on May 2.
“On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I am delighted to offer my congratulations to all Israelis as you celebrate your 69th Independence Day.
“As the President remarked before meeting Prime Minister Netanyahu in February, the partnership between our two countries built on our shared values has advanced the cause of human freedom, dignity and peace’.
“As Israel has endured and flourished over nearly seven decades despite unfathomable challenges, so too has the unbreakable bond between our two nations.
‘In these uncertain times, the steadfast commitment of the United States to the State of Israel will remain constant.
“We look forward to even further strengthening a partnership that has long contributed to our mutual security and prosperity.
“I wish the people of Israel a Yom Ha’atzmaut sameach,” the U.S. statement read.
The national day of Israel commemorated the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948.
It is celebrated either on the 5th of Iyar, according to the Hebrew calendar, or on one of the preceding or following days, depending on which day of the week this date falls on.