USIEA Timeline: Key Events
CONGRESSIONAL TOUR MISSILE DEFENSE PALESTINIAN TERROR INCITEMENT & BDS BUSINESS INTEGRATION US BORDER SECURITY
Aug 16 - 25
USIEA’s fifth congressional tour
Jun 25 & 26
Judea Samaria Chamber cofounder Ashraf Jabari and 11 other Palestinian West Bank business leaders participate in Bahrain “Peace to Prosperity” workshop.
DHS and Israel hold advanced discussions to demonstrate Israeli border security technology on U.S. soil.
AIPAC showcases Israeli border security technology at its Conference, providing exposure to over 19,000 people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
USIEA begins briefing Congress on Israeli technology that can provide unprecedented border crossing security.
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.
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.
Aug 18 - 27
USIEA’s fourth congressional tour
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.
Feb 12 - 21
USIEA’s Third Congressional Tour to Israel.
US State Dept. notifies lawmakers of intention to reduce economic aid from $370 million to $290 million for West Bank and Gaza Strip.
RESULT: U.S. House passes bill to secure increased aid for Cooperative US-Israel Defense Systems; a $310 million increase over budget request.
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.
USIEA meets with Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, making plans for US House Missile Defense briefing.
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.
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.
USIEA coordinates meeting between Rep. Steve Scalise and Economic and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett who draft legislation regarding EU trade boycott against Israel.
USIEA’s Second Congressional Tour to Israel
USIEA facilitates Congressional briefing with Itamar Marcus, exposing rampant Palestinian Incitement to terror through their education system, media, cultural and sporting events.
RESULT: Congress puts $680 million for Iron Dome in National Defense Authorization Act.
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.
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.
First Members of Congress see and are briefed on the Iron Dome Defense Missile System.
USIEA’s first congressional tour
USIEA Timeline: Key Events
CONGRESSIONAL TOUR IRON DOME MISSILE DEFENSE PALESTINIAN TERROR INCITEMENT BOYCOTT DIVESTMENT SANCTIONS US-ISRAEL ALLIANCE