"I can say with absolute certainty the United States would not be safe without Israel as a partner.”
The U.S. Embassy, the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) and the Jewish National Fund USA hosted a 9/11 ceremony at the KKL-JNF 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem. Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis and Chief Intelligence Officer David J. Glawe attended the ceremony. The Under Secretary stated:
“We best honor the memory of those we commemorate today by recommitting ourselves to the same selfless sacrifice of the first responders, the brave passengers who struggled against the terrorists, and the countless men and women who have given their lives to keep us safe. A visit to Israel provides the opportunity to affirm our commitment to never forget and to have the United States stand with Israel and our global partners against the current manifestation of terrorism. I can say with absolute certainty the United States would not be safe without Israel as a partner.”
Awreath was laid on the memorial, emblazoned with the words “for all who endeavor to keep us safe.” A “Tribute in Light”, similar to the one at Ground Zero in New York City featured the illumination of beams of light that shined 1000 feet over Jerusalem.