“I’m outraged and deeply saddened by a bus explosion that injured 11 passengers in Tel Aviv. This most recent act of terror makes it abundantly clear that even as there is talk of a ceasefire, there are those who will not rest until the State of Israel is destroyed.

Yesterday, I joined my colleagues in government to support Israel’s right to defend itself and today, as I stand in solidarity with the people of Israel, who have always stood with the United States in our darkest hours, I renew this call. New York is Israel, and Israel is New York, and an attack against Israel is attack against us all. I condemn this act of terrorism in the strongest terms possible, and rally behind Israel and pray for peace.”