WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in the Speaker's ceremonial office:

“As the world becomes more dangerous, we must pull all of our friends closer, and America has no better friend than the state of Israel. That is why I was very happy to host President Rivlin in the United States Capitol. We had a good conversation about how we can strengthen the bonds of friendship between our two countries.”

As the world becomes more dangerous, we must pull all of our friends closer, and America has no better friend than the state of Israel.

Posted by Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday, December 10, 2015