WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) joined Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) in announcing a Senate resolution condemning the attacks against Israel by Hamas, an Iranian-backed and funded terrorist organization, and reaffirming the United States’ unwavering commitment to our ally Israel and its right to take whatever means are necessary to stop the murder of its citizens and foreign nationals residing in Israel.
“Israel has an indisputable right to defend itself and secure the safety of its people. As a key partner and strategic ally of the United States, the Jewish state must always be assured of our support,” Boozman said. “I’m pleased to join my colleagues in standing with Israel against Hamas’ violent terrorist attacks and pledging our continued commitment to Israel’s existence and security.”
“Israel is our strongest ally. President Biden should unapologetically reaffirm U.S. support of Israel and its right to defend itself. The Left's moralistic calls for a ceasefire are little more than a propaganda win for Hamas,” Cotton said.
Scott said, “For decades, the people of Israel have endured unyielding attacks from terrorist groups, like Hamas, who wish to destroy the Jewish state and its people. Now, as thousands of rockets rain down, our resolve to stand with Israel must be stronger than ever. I want to be clear: no country, certainly not the United States, would tolerate attacks like these and not take whatever action is necessary to end them. As our great ally and the only shining example of democracy in the Middle East, Israel deserves our full support.
“The anti-Israel attacks and agenda I’ve seen pushed by supposed ‘leaders’ like AOC and Senator Bernie Sanders are disgusting and antithetical to American ideals. Let’s remember what we are witnessing: these are terrorists ruthlessly attacking an ally. Defense of these terrorists is unthinkable. Acts of aggression toward Israel will never be tolerated. I’m proud to lead a resolution reaffirming the United States’ full and unapologetic support for Israel as it defends its citizens from these reprehensible attacks. It’s time for President Biden to stop cowering to the anti-Israel radical left and remind these terrorists and the world of the United States’ strong and unwavering support of the Israeli people.”
Senator Scott will lead the introduction of the resolution and attempt to pass it by unanimous consent later this week. This resolution is endorsed by the Republican Jewish Coalition and the Zionist Organization of America.
“At this moment of peril for Israel, it is so important that Congress send a strong message of solidarity,” said Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Executive Director Matt Brooks. “Thanks to Senator Scott and to all the senators who have cosponsored his resolution for standing with Israel.”
“ZOA strongly supports Sen. Rick Scott's resolution, and urges all senators to cosponsor this important expression of the will of the senate. It is particularly important that the senate speak with a bipartisan voice in supporting Israel. The resolution appropriately keeps the focus on the aggressive actions of the terrorist organization Hamas, and fully supports the right of Israel to defend itself," Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) National President Morton Klein said.