WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after meeting with Israeli Speaker Yuli Edelstein:

“After visiting Speaker Edelstein in Jerusalem last year, it was a privilege to host him at the U.S. Capitol this afternoon. I reiterated my steadfast support for Israel’s security and her inalienable right to self-defense. The historic alliance between our two nations has never been more important, and I appreciate Speaker Edelstein’s commitment to strengthening this special relationship.”

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