Timeline

USIEA Timeline: Key Events

CONGRESSIONAL TOUR    MISSILE DEFENSE    PALESTINIAN TERROR INCITEMENT & BDS    BUSINESS INTEGRATION   US BORDER SECURITY

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2019

Aug 16 - 25

USIEA’s fifth congressional tour

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2019

Jun 25 & 26

Judea Samaria Chamber cofounder Ashraf Jabari and 11 other Palestinian West Bank business leaders participate in Bahrain “Peace to Prosperity” workshop.

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2019

May

DHS and Israel hold advanced discussions to demonstrate Israeli border security technology on U.S. soil.

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2019

Mar

AIPAC showcases Israeli border security technology at its Conference, providing exposure to over 19,000 people.

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2019

Feb 20 - 22

First Israeli- Palestinian International Economic Forum, held in Jerusalem and attended by Israeli, Palestinian, and global business leaders, as well as Israeli Ministers, U.S. Senator James Lankford and U.S. Ambassador David Friedman.

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2018

Nov

Appropriations report language is modified to include funding to support joint Israeli and Palestinian businesses and encourage joint commerce and a joint workforce in the West Bank.

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2018

Oct 15

Ambassador Friedman makes first official visit to the West Bank in over 40 years, meeting with members of the Judea Samaria Chamber, local officials and visiting international business leaders.

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2018

July

Congressman John Ratcliffe (R) directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate the potential of using the Israeli border security. DHS contacts the Israeli technology source within one week.

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2018

June 28

The House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously approves the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, which shields Israel and Israeli businesses by criminally penalizing U.S. citizens seeking to participate in international boycotts against them, clearing the legislation for a full vote on the House floor

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2018

May 1

USIEA hosts a private luncheon with U.S. Ambassador David Friedman where he hears Jewish and Palestinian business leaders share about their successful joint business ventures and the impact of their success on the economic prosperity of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria). These leaders request U.S. assistance to accelerate these efforts as a way to bring normalization of Israeli and Palestinian relations and economic prosperity to both groups in this region.

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2018

Mar

USIEA begins briefing Congress on Israeli technology that can provide unprecedented border crossing security.

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2018

Jan

USIEA introduces the Administration to successful Palestinian and Israeli business partners who have normalized their relationships in effort to strengthen economic growth in Judea and Samaria.

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2017

Dec 5

House of Representatives passes the Taylor Force Act, preventing the Palestinian Authority from using US funding to pay salaries to terrorists serving in Israeli prisons.

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2017

Aug 18 - 27

USIEA’s fourth congressional tour

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2017

Aug

USIEA is tasked by Members of Congress and by the head of Israeli Military Research and Development to identify Israeli technology that can help increase security along the U.S.-Mexico border.

2016

Feb 12 - 21

USIEA’s Third Congressional Tour to Israel.

2015

Sep 25

US State Dept. notifies lawmakers of intention to reduce economic aid from $370 million to $290 million for West Bank and Gaza Strip.

2015

Jun 12

RESULT: U.S. House passes bill to secure increased aid for Cooperative US-Israel Defense Systems; a $310 million increase over budget request.

2015

Jun 11

USIEA facilitates Congressional Briefing by Ari Sacher, Senior Systems Engineer of Iron Dome, Yair Ramati, Director of Missile Defense Systems on increasing US support for Defense Missile program.

2014

Oct

USIEA meets with Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, making plans for US House Missile Defense briefing.

2014

Jun 19

RESULT: State Foreign Ops Bill 2014 passes US House and Senate, directing Secretary of State to prohibit assistance to any individual or entity that advocates or engages in terrorist activity including PLO, Hamas, PA personnel in Gaza or use of funds to honor individuals who commit acts of terror.

2014

Feb 4

RESULT: Congressional Tour member, Ted Poe, chairs hearing in US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade. The hearings are indispensable for any future anti-boycott legislation concerning Israel.

2014

Feb 3

USIEA coordinates meeting between Rep. Steve Scalise and Economic and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett who draft legislation regarding EU trade boycott against Israel.

2013

Nov 1-10

USIEA’s Second Congressional Tour to Israel

2012

July

USIEA facilitates Congressional briefing with Itamar Marcus, exposing rampant Palestinian Incitement to terror through their education system, media, cultural and sporting events.

2012

May 18

RESULT: Congress puts $680 million for Iron Dome in National Defense Authorization Act.

2012

Feb 8

USIEA hosts Congressional briefing on Palestinian Incitement to terror in education, media, and culture and identifies how U.S. foreign aid is used to fund Palestinian propaganda.

2011

Dec 1

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV) facilitate briefing with 54 members of Congress on aid required for Iron Dome. USIEA coordinates experts and speakers.

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2011

Nov 5-12

First Members of Congress see and are briefed on the Iron Dome Defense Missile System.

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2011

Nov 5-12

USIEA’s first congressional tour

USIEA Timeline: Key Events

CONGRESSIONAL TOUR    IRON DOME MISSILE DEFENSE    PALESTINIAN TERROR INCITEMENT    BOYCOTT DIVESTMENT SANCTIONS    US-ISRAEL ALLIANCE