Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy (r), who led a Republican delegation to Israel, meets with PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Aug. 12, 2019. ( (
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When it comes to security, Israel is the U.S.’s most valuable partner, Netanyahu told a visiting Republican delegation in Jerusalem.

Meeting this week with a delegation of about 30 Republican members of Congress, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed that Israel is America’s best partner in so many fields, including intelligence and defense.

As an example of the importance and strength of US-Israeli collaboration, he noted the recent testing of the Arrow 3 missile defense system in Kodiak, Alaska, which was very successful beyond expectations.