Commenting on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to the United States, American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen made the following statement:
"The American Jewish Congress welcomes the visit to the United States by the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. This will be the first visit by Prime Minister Netanyahu to the United States since the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The visit provides the opportunity to re-establish and further strengthen the long-standing strong relationship between the United States and Israel based on shared values and co-operation in many different areas.
“Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump have both expressed disapproval for the Iran Deal that was struck by the previous Obama Administration. We hope that this visit will present an opportunity for the two leaders to discuss how to ensure that Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon.
"We hope President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu will discuss the role of the United Nations, especially with regard to its actions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and particularly in the aftermath of the Anti-Israel United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334. We welcome the statement by Ambassador Nikki Haley prior to her swearing in as US Ambassador to the United Nations when she said she 'would not go to New York and abstain when the UN seeks to create an international environment that encourages boycotts of Israel.’
"The United States and Israel have a strong trading relationship which has increased since the U.S-Israel Free Trade Agreement came into force in 1985. This trading relationship reaches across many industries and we strongly encourage the two leaders to take actions to further strengthen these ties.
"The American Jewish Congress is heartened by the fact that President Trump has seen fit to invite Prime Minister Netanyahu as one of the first world leaders to visit him at the White House. We hope that the discussions that will take place between the two leaders will lead to the relationship between the United States and Israel to be further strengthened."