The United States has no stronger ally than Israel. I had the pleasure of visiting Israel this past May ahead of the new U.S. Embassy’s official opening in Jerusalem. For decades past, Presidents have promised to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to the eternal capital of Jerusalem. I stand with President Trump in his decision to move the embassy and do it quickly and at little expense. While Kirsten Gillibrand has withdrawn her support for federal anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) legislation, I strongly support these efforts to protect Israel. No state has as closer a connection with the people of Israel than New York. As your Senator, I will protect and strengthen that bond and stand strong to protect Israel’s security.