“Thanks to the Israelis and Shin Bet an al Qaeda plot to bomb the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv has been thwarted. As we have seen, al-Qaeda is a threat to the U.S. and our allies around the globe. According to reports, the operatives for this plot were recruited using social media. This continues to be a major tool for recruiting jihadists world-wide and we must do more to restrict their ability to use this platform. The successful disruption of the plot undoubtedly saved the lives of innocent U.S. and Israeli citizens. The U.S. and Israel must remain united in this campaign to combat global terrorism.”