Washington - Senator Menendez released the following statement today commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1947 UN General Assembly Resolution 181, creating the State of Israel:

"As someone with a strong belief in Israel, its people and its importance as a close ally, I am proud to join in the celebration of this historical milestone, "said Senator Menendez. "I have been committed throughout my time in Congress to ensuring that the State of Israel is secure and can prosper, and will continue to stand up for our close ally and work for a more peaceful Middle East."