FMEP Legislative Round-Up: April 1, 2022


1. Bills, Resolutions, Letters
2. Hearings
3. On the Record

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1. Bills, Resolutions & Letters

(TARGETING UN COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON ISRAEL) HR 7223: As noted in last week’s Round-Up, on 3/24 Stuebe (R-FL), Gonzalez (D-TX), and Wilson (R-SC) introduced HR 7223, “To provide for the abolition of certain United Nations groups, and for other purposes.”  Last week — before the text was public — it already seemed a good bet that this bill was related to targeting Israel/Palestine at the UN. And, lo and behold, that bet was correct! The text is now out and this bill is, in fact, “The COI Elimination Act,” which seeks (as explained by Steube in his press release) “to abolish a United Nations’ anti-Israel commission of inquiry and restrict U.S. taxpayer dollars from funding the commission.” Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Also see press releases/tweets: Gonzalez (D-TX)

(PROTECTING ISRAEL FROM IRAN, & OTHER GOALS) HR 7330: Introduced 3/31/22 by Jackson (R-TX) and 20 cosponsors, (19 Republicans plus Murphy, D-FL), “To require annual reports on the military capabilities of Iran-backed entities and the impact of lifted sanctions on such capabilities, prohibit the availability of Federal funds to such entities, and for other purposes,” aka, the Keeping Israel Safe from Iranian Proxies Act.” Per Jackson’s press release, the bill would “help protect the Jewish State of Israel from anti-Israel, Iran-backed entities such as Hamas and Hezbollah” by requiring the SecDef to report to Congress on “military capabilities of Iran-backed entities, and the impact that America’s suspension of economic sanctions on Iran may have on those capabilities.” In addition to the new reporting requirement, the bill would prohibit Department of Defense funding from going directly or indirectly to “Iran-backed entities” listed in the bill: “Hamas, Lebanese Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Asa’ib Ahl Al-Haq [active in Syria], Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba [active in Syria], Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada [active in Iraq/Syria], Kata’ib al-Imam Ali [active in Iraq], Kata’ib Hezbollah [active in Iraq/Syria], the Badr Organization [active in Iraq], the Fatemiyoun [active in Afghanistan/Syria], the Zainabiyoun [active in Syria], and Ansar Allah (also known as the Houthis) [active in Yemen/Saudi Arabia]”. NOTE: US law already prohibits any US funding, including from the government, from going to US-designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations (like Hezbollah, Hamas, and the PFLP). With that in mind — and notwithstanding the fact that accourding to the bill title this bill is supposedly about supporting/defending Israel — the immediate, concrete objective served by this legislation appears to be to target US policy vis-a-vis Yemen/Saudi Arabia and Syria — consistent, for example, with pressure on Biden from (mainly) Republicans in Congress to re-designate the Houthis a terrorist group (see: here, here, and here). Also see report in the Free Beacon – Congress Wants To Expose How Sanctions Relief Will Empower Iranian Terrorist Groups; Tweets – Jackson (R-TX-13), Jackson (R-TX-13), Jackson (R-TX-13)

(NO WEAPONS TO *SOME* HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSERS) HR XXXX (pdf): On 4/1, Rep. Jacobs (D-CA) issued a press release entitled, “Jacobs Introduces Legislation to Prevent U.S. Weapons from Being Used to Commit Human Rights Abuses.” This bill (which is not yet in the Congressional Record) is the House companion to S.3558, which was introduced 2/2/22 by Murray (D-WA), one day after Amnesty International released its blockbuster report concluding that Israel is committing the crime of apartheid. Now, two months later, my comment on S. 3558 (in the 2/4/22 edition of the Round-Up), applies equally to this House version, with respect to anyone thinking that this bill might actually mean some kind of concern over/focus on/accountability for Israeli violations of the rights of Palestinians: what are you smoking and are you going to share it with the rest of us? Because these bills, of course, explicitly exempt weapons exports to Israel, along with those to NATO and NATO members, Japan, Australia, the Republic of Korea, and New Zealand, from this new oversight requirement. Also see: Jacobs’ press release

(NO US WEAPONS FOR BAHRAIN) S. J. Res. 44: Introduced 3/31/22 by Paul (R-KY), “A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services.” Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

(TARGETING SOCIAL MEDIA) HR XXXX (pdf): On 3/29/22 the Washington Free Beacon reported the imminent introduction of the “No Publicity for Terrorists Act,” reportedly led by Cawthorn (R-NC). The Free Beacon reports that the bill would mandate that social media platforms remove terrorist organizations and their supporters or face a $50,000 fine for every infraction.“ According to the bill text (dated 2/17/22) accompanying the article, the bill in fact targets the social media accounts and activities of any individual “designated as a specially designated national pursuant to the designation process established by Executive Order 13224, titled ‘Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Persons who Commit,Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism’ published on September 23, 2001.” You can see the list of “Specially Designated Nationals” here. As a reminder, there have long been efforts to delegitmize and quash criticism of Israel on social media platforms by claiming it is antisemitic or that it is tied to terrorism — see: The Attacks on Palestinian Digital Rights (7amleh, 5/21/21); Facebook under fire as human rights groups claim ‘censorship’ of pro-Palestine posts (The Guardian 5/26/21); Israel/Palestine: Facebook Censors Discussion of Rights Issues (Human Rights Watch 10/8/21); Twitter thread with links (Access Now 10/17/21);  Social networks accused of censoring Palestinian content (Columbia Journalism Review 3/19/21)



(OPPOSING IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL) Comer et al letter to Blinken: On 3/30/22, Rep. Comer (R-KY) led a letter, cosigned by 17 Republican House colleagues, to SecState Blinken, expressing concerns about Iran negotiations and asserting the role of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in conducting oversight of the effort to restore the Iran nuclear deal. The letter closes, stating: “We are very concerned that these new Iran nuclear negotiations by the Biden Administration will put Americans and the rest of the world at risk. While the President is already required to keep Congress ‘fully and currently informed of any initiative or negotiations with Iran relating to Iran’s nuclear program, including any new or amended agreement,’ we have questions about key staff leaving the Department because of the Administration’s negotiation strategy. We therefore request a staff-level briefing on President Biden’s pursuit to revive the JCPOA and the current nuclear non-proliferation strategy as soon as possible but no later than April 6, 2022. The Committee on Oversight and Reform is the principal oversight committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and has broad authority to investigate ‘any matter’ at ‘any time’ under House Rule X. Thank you for your attention to this important inquiry.” Press release is here. Also see Tweets: Foxx (R-NC-5), Franklin (R-FL-15), Grothman (R-WI-6), Hagerty (R-TN)Herrell (R-NM-2), Keller (R-PA-12) Sessions (R-TX-17)

(TUNISIAN DEMOCRACY) Meeks/Deutch et al letter to Blinken: On 3/28/22, Meeks (D-NY) issued a press release announcing that he and Deutch (D-FL) had led 21 House members in sending a letter to SecState Blinken “urging the State Department to take steps that would support good governance initiatives in Tunisia to address its ongoing democratic backsliding.” That letter (which is dated 3/25/22), urges the State Department, when it comes to its FY2023 budget, “to prioritize programs that support a restoration of democratic governance, strengthen the rule of law, ensure stability, and protect space for local civil society and diverse Tunisian voices when considering U.S. assistance to Tunisia.” Also see Tweets from Meeks (D-NY-5), Deutch (D-FL-22)

(DELEGITIMIZE & SHUT DOWN UNHRC INQUIRY ON ISRAEL!!) AIPAC/Senate letter to Blinken (as posted online by AIPAC as the letter was being lobbied; final/signed version): As previously reported in the Round-Up, during the week of February 28th Sens. Cardin (D-MD) and Portman (R-OH) began seeking co-signers on an AIPAC-backed letter (which shortly thereafter showed up as an initiative on AIPAC’s Action Center), calling on the Biden Administration to kill the UN Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The letter states: With the return of the United States to the UN Human Rights Council, we think it is time for the American presence on the Council to be used to address major human rights problems around the world. An important step in this regard would be to redirect the wasteful use of funds and personnel on excessive devotion to demonizing Israel. We write to urge you to prioritize reversing the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) discriminatory and unwarranted treatment of Israel by leading a multinational effort in the Council and in the UN to end the permanent Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the Israeli Palestinian conflict.” Further down the letter states: Delegitimizing and ultimately eliminating this permanent commission is an opportunity for the administration to fulfill U.S. Ambassador Patrick Kennedy’s pledge to the Council that ‘the U.S. stands with Israel in rejecting the unprecedented open-ended mandate of this Commission of Inquiry, which perpetuates a practice of unfairly singling out Israel in the U.N.’” After a month of intense lobbying around the letter, on 3/28 Sens. Cardin and Portman announced that the letter had been sent to Blinken, signed by a total of 68 senators. This is a solid showing but by no means as strong a showing as has been seen on many AIPAC-backed letters in the past.  Also see:

(TARGETING VOA OVER IRAN [among other things] Perry et al letter to VOA Acting CEO: On 3/25, Rep. Perry (R-PA) led a letter — reported in the Free Beacon — cosigned by 6 Republican colleagues, to VOA Acting CEO Kelu Chao, alleging primarily that the VOA violated its obligation to be non-partisan, but also implying that its Iran coverage is biased. The Free Beacon contends that “The probe is a sign of mounting congressional frustration with VOA’s coverage, particularly of Iran, and its hiring of several individuals who are seen as using the network to carry out a partisan agenda. Iranian dissidents and U.S. officials have accused VOA Persian of being infiltrated by the Iranian regime and used to disseminate the hardline government’s propaganda. While the Trump administration acknowledged this bias and attempted to reform the agency by firing officials like Sieg and implementing a series of reforms, VOA Persian continues to carry water for the Iranian regime, according to the Republican lawmakers.” The members’ letter demands a list of documents, including “copies of any and all records, including any audits, reports, memoranda, drafts, or emails (including those from personal email accounts) regarding concerns with Setareh Derakhshesh Sieg’s leadership of the VOA’s Persian News Network. This includes concerns of VOA’s coverage of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the JCPOA, the assassination of Qassim Soleimani, and any other topic covered by VOA in which concerns were raised regarding Ms. Sieg’s commitment to the VOA Charter.” Also see Tweets – Biggs (R-AZ-5)

(PROMOTE NORMALIZATION!) Abraham Accords Caucus letter to Blinken: On 3/25, Abraham Accords Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Wagner (R-MO), McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Trone (D-MD), and Schneider (D-IL), sent a letter to SecState urging him to use his upcoming trip to the Middle East and North Africa to advance the Abraham Accords and the Israel Relations Normalization Act. Also see Wagner’s Tweet and press release.

(NO ENERGY DEALS WITH IRAN OR VENEZUELA) Rubio letter to President Biden: On 3/25, Sen. Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to President Biden stating (among other things): “Instead of supporting common sense projects that would strengthen our relationship with our allies and help the energy crisis at home, your administration is working behind closed doors to lift sanctions on the fossil fuel industries controlled by the Maduro regime in Venezuela and the Ayatollahs in Iran. Both of these regimes actively oppose our interests and values at every step, from financing international terrorism, to oppressing their own people. Therefore, I urge you, before seeking to convince bloodthirsty dictators to enter into misguided deals, explore supporting projects in democratic countries that actually want to work closer with us. Doing so will require no moral compromise on our part, while still reaping benefits for the American people.” Also see Rubio Tweet and press release.

(AMNESTY RESPONSES TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS) Letters here and here: On 3/31/22, Jewish Insider reported on two letters sent by Amnesty International to members of Congress. Amnesty’s letters are in response to letters of outrage sent previously by members of Congress, linked to Amnesty’s recent report on Israeli apartheid and to subsquent comments made by Amnesty’s US director at a public event.


2. Hearings

March 31, 2022: The House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittees on the Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism and Europe, Energy, the Environment, and Cyber held a joint virtual hearing entitled, “Opportunities and Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean: Examining U.S. Interests and Regional Cooperation.” Witnesses were: Alan Makovsky,  Center for American Progress (statement); Alissa de Carbonnel, International Crisis Group (statement); Howard Eissenstat, St. Lawrence University (statement); and Frederick Kagan, American Enterprise Institute (statement). Video of the hearing is here.


3. On the Record


Jewish Insider 4/1/22: Haley Stevens: U.N. is seeking to delegitimize, withdraw recognition of Israel

Washington Free Beacon 3/31/22: Democrats Privately Skeptical of Iran Nuclear Deal, McCaul Say – House could have enough votes to rebuke deal

Politico 3/31/22: ‘The president will get his way’: Congress likely can’t stop new Iran nuke deal

Jewish Insider 3/31/22: God, faith and support for Israel at Chabad breakfast on Capitol Hill [Cawthorn (R-NC): “‘The Jewish community has faced so much persecution throughout all history here in America, in the nation of Israel, all across the world… I realize that it is the duty of America to help provide assistance and protection to the nation of Israel because I truly believe that you are the chosen people of God.’]

Washington Free Beacon 3/29/22: Three Republicans Defect To Advance Biden Nominee Accused of Lying About Iran Deal

Jewish Insider 3/29/22: Sanctions alone won’t stop Iran, Israeli strike may be necessary, Graham says

CNN 3/28/22: Lawmakers are starting to grumble about Israel’s lack of action in Ukraine

Jewish Insider 3/28/22: Jared Moskowitz wants to succeed Ted Deutch in South Florida [“…Moskowitz…is eager to cast himself as Deutch’s natural successor, pledging to carry on two of the South Florida representative’s top issues — Israel policy and gun control…Moskowitz rattled off a long record of pro-Israel policies from throughout his time in elected office, including serving as a lead sponsor of Florida’s anti-BDS legislation, a resolution condemning UNESCO’s posture toward Israel and a resolution in support of former FBI agent Bob Levinson, who was allegedly kidnapping by Iran…’[Israel] is not an issue that I just started caring about because I’m running for Congress, unlike some other people who may jump into this race,’ he said. ‘This is something that’s been part of my fabric — this is something that Ted Deutch and I have been talking about since I was 20 years old.’”]

Jewish Insider 3/28/22: Chuck Edwards walks a fine line in challenge to Cawthorn [“…Edwards was somewhat less well-versed on foreign policy. While he touted his support for Israel and described the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement as antisemitic, he was unclear on the details of the Iran nuclear deal that Trump abandoned in 2018.”]

+972 Magazine 3/28/22: AIPAC’s insurrectionists for Israel

Israel Hayom 3/27/22: US Senators push bill opposing Palestinian mission in Jerusalem

Israel Hayom 3/27/22: Congress rebukes Israel for reluctant stance on Ukraine war

I24 News 3/26/22: US Senators push bill opposing Palestinian mission in Jerusalem

New York Post 3/26/22: Democratic Socialists of America face rupture over Jamaal Bowman   

Detroit News 3/25/22: Eleven current and former Jewish members of Congress defend Levin from criticism on Israel

The Forward 3/25/22: Members of Congress, including those AIPAC-allied, condemn group’s comments about Rep. Andy Levin

Members on the Record

Solidarity With/Support for Israel in face of terror attacks

Cicilline (D-RI-1) 03/31/2022: Retweet of @davidcicilline – “My heart breaks for the Israeli people and the loved ones of the eleven people killed in this week’s terror attacks. May their memories be a blessing. We all must stand against antisemitism in all its forms – and against the hate that is fueling these attacks.

Mast (R-FL-18) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “Israel is constantly under attack diplomatically and domestically. We must continue to stand with Israel. Israel says gunman who killed 5 in third such recent attack was Palestinian… |

Nadler (D-NY-10) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “I’m heartbroken by the heinous terrorist attacks in Israel over the last week. I mourn with the innocent victims’ families and with the people of Israel. May their memories be a blessing.

Schneider (D-IL-10) 03/31/2022: Twitter thread – “Today, for the 4th time in recent days, Israeli citizens suffered a gruesome terrorist attack. I extend my condolences to the families and communities of the 11 people murdered, and I pray for the full recovery of all those injured in these gruesome attacks. These attacks by individuals linked to Hamas and ISIS, are an assault not just on Israelis, but on all those who believe in peace. The goal of these terror groups, and the people they inspire, is simply the death of Israelis and the destruction of Israel. The world must join in condemnation of these attacks. I was pleased to see the demonstration of unity of for peace and progress at the recent Abraham Accords Summit in the Negev and know that the United States stands in solidarity with Israel. Congress will continue to support our ally as they confront hate and terror.

Scott (R-FL) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “This is disgusting and these acts of terror must stop. I strongly condemn these heinous and brutal attacks on Israelis and firmly stand with our great ally, Israel. Link to quoted tweet

Young (R-IN) 03/31/2022: Retweet of @AIPAC – “Thank you @SenToddYoung for standing with our ally Israel as it confronts terrorism. Link to quoted tweet

Auchincloss (D-MA-4) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “In two weeks, 11 innocent people have died in terrorist attacks on Israel. We grieve with the Israeli people, and we stand firmly with our allies as they work to protect innocent life. Link to quoted tweet

Banks (R-IN-3) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “This was the 3rd fatal terror attack in Israel in a week.   Meanwhile, Biden wants to give billions in sanctions relief to Iranian terrorists who promised to “wipe Israel off the map.” Four killed in new attack in Israel… |

Barr (R-KY-6) 03/30/2022: Twitter thread – “In one week, 11 Israelis have been killed in a new wave of terrorist attacks. I am praying for the people of Israel. The United States must continue to stand with our ally Israel and deliver resources to defend against these acts of evil. Bennett: ‘We are dealing with a new wave of terrorism’… | After these terrorist attacks, the Biden Administration should completely abandon the idea of flushing the Iranians with cash by reentering the Iran Deal.

Barr (R-KY-6) 03/31/2022: Retweet of @AIPAC – “Thank you @RepAndyBarr for standing with our ally Israel as it confronts terrorism. Link to quoted tweet

Brown (D-OH-11) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “I am saddened and horrified by the recent surge of terrorist attacks in Israel. My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims. We must stand with the people of Israel as we continue to fight terrorism in all its forms.

Cicilline (D-RI-1) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “My heart breaks for the Israeli people and the loved ones of the eleven people killed in this week’s terror attacks. May their memories be a blessing. We all must stand against antisemitism in all its forms – and against the hate that is fueling these attacks.

Crist (D-FL-13) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “My prayers go out to all the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Israel and their families. I stand with the people of Israel during this difficult time.

Ernst (R-IA) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “I’m grieving for the lives of the innocent people who were killed in the streets of Israel.   Unprovoked acts of violence have taken the lives of 11 people in Israel in less than two weeks.   America stands with our ally Israel. Link to quoted tweet

Hagerty (R-TN) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “I strongly & unequivocally condemn the wave of terror attacks in Israel that have claimed the lives of 11 people. As always, the United States stands with Israel.Israel Boosts Security Amid Deadly Wave of Terrorist Attacks… |

Hudson (R-NC-8) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “I’m deeply alarmed by a wave of recent attacks in Israel and stand with our ally’s right to live freely & defend itself. I’m also thankful Israelis can defend themselves with firearms, which just stopped an attack on a bus. This underscores why our own #2A is so important. Link to quoted tweet

Inhofe (R-OK) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “Kay and I are praying for the people of Israel. We must remain resolved and vigilant in the fight against the evil of terrorism. As ranking member of @SASCGOP, I will do everything I can to help keep our Israeli friends safe.

Jacobs (D-CA-53) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “Deeply saddened by the recent terrorist attacks in Israel and my thoughts are with the families of those killed. Terrorism and killing innocent civilians only move us further away from peace. These attacks must come to an immediate end.

Kennedy (R-LA) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “A Palestinian gunman murdered 5 people in Israel last night, adding to 4 other recent attacks that targeted both Arab and Jewish Israelis. This anti-Israel terrorism must end. Becky and I are praying for the families of these victims.

Lowenthal (D-CA-47) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “My heart goes out to the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attack in Bnei Brak, Israel. May their memories be a blessing. Violence and terror are never acceptable.

Maloney (D-NY-12) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “My heart goes out to the victims of the brutal attacks in Israel this week. We stand with Israel in this dark moment as we strive for peace.

Meeks (D-NY-5) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “CM @RepGregoryMeeks: The series of cowardly terrorist attacks against the people of Israel over the last several days are cruel and abhorrent. I condemn the perpetrators of these inexcusable acts and stand with the people of Israel.

Menendez (D-NJ) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez’s statement in response to the recent surge of terrorist attacks across Israel, including the latest attack in the city of Bnei Brak: Link to image

Norcross (D-NJ-1) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “Heartbreaking. Attacks on innocent civilians must stop. We support the people of Israel and condemn all acts of terror and antisemitism. Link to quoted tweet

Porter (D-CA-45) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “Five people were killed in a Tel Aviv suburb, the latest in a surge of violent attacks in Israel. These incidents undermine efforts for long-term stability and peace. I condemn this violence. Israel: at least five dead in Tel Aviv shooting… |

Rosen (D-NV) 03/30/2022: Twitter thread – “I’m horrified and heartbroken by the wave of terrorist attacks in Israel, making this the bloodiest week in recent memory. My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the 11 Israelis who were murdered. I strongly condemn these horrific attacks and stand in solidarity with the people of Israel, who deserve to live in peace and security.

Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “I extend my condolences to the family of the five people killed in a Tel Aviv suburb, today. This marks the third attack in Israel this week. This painful incident undermines efforts for long-term stability and peace. I strongly condemn this violence. At least five dead in shooting near Tel Aviv… |

Schiff (D-CA-28) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “Absolutely horrified by the attacks in Israel over the last week. The people of Israel have a right to live freely, and in peace — these attacks threaten that right. I’m praying for those who lost loved ones to this horrific violence. We must not let terror win.

Stevens (D-MI-11) 03/30/2022: Twitter thread – “I am shocked and heartbroken by the recent wave of terrorist attacks in Israel that have claimed 11 innocent lives over the past week, and I strongly condemn this senseless escalation of violence. Make no mistake, attacks such as these are deeply rooted in antisemitism, intended to instill fear in the Jewish State. It is incumbent upon us all to denounce these acts of intolerance in every corner of the world and reaffirm our support for our closest ally in the Middle East. My heart goes out to the victims and their families, and I continue to pray for peace across the region. I stand firmly with the people of Israel during this frightening time.

Torres (D-NY-15) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “My heart is with the people of Israel & the families & loved ones of the 11 Israelis whose lives were cut short. My prayers are with you. We must continue the work of eradicating antisemitic terror in every corner of our planet. Link to quoted tweet

Upton (R-MI-6) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “These terrorist attacks against Israel are fueled by hate and antisemitism. I am sickened by these attacks and stand with our ally today and everyday

Veasey (D-TX-33) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “My thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of the 11 Israelis who were killed in terrorist attacks over the past week. I strongly condemn these senseless acts of violence and remain committed to eradicating antisemitism both at home and abroad. At least 5 Israelis killed in shooting attack near Tel Aviv… |

Young (R-IN) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “My heart goes out to those killed in this week’s horrible terror attacks in Israel. 11 people killed in three attacks in eight days. I condemn these senseless attacks. At least 5 Israelis killed in shooting attack near Tel Aviv… |

McConnell (R-KY) 03/30/22: floor remarks – “Last night, five people were killed by a Palestinian gunman outside Tel Aviv. It was the fifth time in just 2 weeks that unprovoked violence has shattered lives on Israel’s streets. Eleven innocent victims are now dead. They include people of different faiths. Several were Arab Israelis.  As Jews, Christians, and Muslims prepare for some of the holiest days of the year, families in Israel are in mourning. I know I speak for all of our colleagues in offering them the Senate’s deepest sympathies.  America, like our Arab and Israeli friends, must remain clear-eyed. The war against terrorism will not fight itself. We cannot afford to be complacent; we must continue to invest in the common mission of security and peace; and we must always stand firmly with our ally Israel.”

Brown (D-MD-4) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “The latest wave of terrorism in Israel is deeply concerning. The global community must stand against this kind of targeted violence and continue working to counter the Islamic State and extremists. As we approach Ramadan, Passover, and Easter we must be committed to peace. Link to quoted tweet

Cardin (D-MD) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “Saddened by the news of the attacks in Israel that killed 5 people today and 6 others this week, my heart goes out to their families and loved ones. The heightened violence against innocent civilians in Israel over the past two weeks is alarming. These incidents must be stopped. Link to quoted tweet

Cassidy (R-LA) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “We stand with Israel in the face of terror attacks, and we always will.” Also see Cassidy (R-LA) 03/30/2022: Retweet of @AIPAC – “Thank you @SenBillCassidy for standing with our ally Israel as it confronts terrorism. Link to quoted tweet

Cassidy (R-LA) 03/30/2022: Retweet of @AIPAC – “America’s partnership with Israel helps keep both countries safer. #StrongerTogether @US5thFleet @IDF @CENTCOM Link to quoted tweet

Cuellar (D-TX-28) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “I stand in solidarity with Israel as the country faces another wave of deadly, antisemitic attacks on innocent civilians. I condemn these attacks in the strongest terms and pray for the families of those who were lost. May their memories be a blessing. #StandWithIsrael Link to quoted tweet

Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “The second terror attack being described as “ISIS-inspired” in as many weeks. I condemn this violence and send condolences to the families of the victims. Link to quoted tweet

Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “This is now the third attack in 8 days. This week is now “the bloodiest in recent memory.” We mourn alongside, and stand with, the people of Israel during this time. Three injured in Bnei Brak shooting… |   Link to quoted tweet

Eshoo (D-CA-18) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “I unequivocally condemn the recent terror attacks in Israel which have taken the lives of 11 innocent people. My prayers are with the families who are grieving, and for an end to this senseless violence.

Evans (D-PA-3) 03/29/2022: Retweet of @LeaderHoyer – “Read my statement on the recent terrorist attacks in Israel: Link to image

Frankel (D-FL-21) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “Five people were killed in a terrorist attack in Bnei Brak today. This is the 10th terror attack this month–11 people have been killed. z”l My heart goes to the families & communities of the victims, & to all Israelis worried for their safety. Three injured in Bnei Brak shooting… |

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/29/2022: Twitter thread – “I’m horrified by yet another terrorist attack in Israel today — this time in a Tel Aviv suburb, killing at least 4 people and many more injured. May their memory be a blessing. This is the third terror attack in the last week. Palestinian gunman kills 5 in 3rd attack in Israel in a week | AP News The increase in violence around the #NegevSummit signals that extremists are threatened by the possibility of peace & Israeli-Arab cooperation. The U.S. must continue to stand strong with Israel in the fight against extremism and for their continued push for peace in the region.

Hoyer (D-MD-5) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “Read my statement on the recent terrorist attacks in Israel: Link to image

Langevin (D-RI-2) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “I am heartbroken over the news of another terrorist attack in Israel – the fifth in less than two weeks. My prayers are with the people of Israel, who like all people, deserve to live in peace. Four killed in new attack in Israel… |

Levin (D-MI-9) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “My heart hurts for the victims of the violent terror attacks in Israel. Eleven dead in two weeks. This must stop! Violence is never justified for political ends; it undermines hope for sustainable peace. Link to quoted tweet

Long (R-MO-7) 03/29/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “BREAKING: Ongoing shooting in Bnei Barak in Central Israel. At least 3 people critically injured. The shooter was neutralized. Please pray Link to image

Long (R-MO-7) 03/29/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “Israeli Arab Christian police officer Amir Khouri was murdered on duty today by the Palestinian terrorist in Bnei Brak. May his memory be a blessing. May God avenge his blood. Link to image

Luria (D-VA-2) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “The horrifying terror attacks on innocent civilians in Israel must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. The United States must continue to stand with the people of Israel and support their right to protect and defend themselves. Gunman Kills At Least 4 in Israel’s Fifth Shooting in Recent Days… |

Malinowski (D-NJ-7) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “Exactly. Link to quoted tweet

Manning (D-NC-6) 03/29/2022: Twitter thread – “I am heartbroken to hear of another appalling terrorist attack on innocent civilians in Israel, making this the third attack in just seven days. I strongly condemn the recent string of attacks in Israel, including the terrorist attack by the Islamic State in Hadera earlier this week. The United States must continue to firmly support our democratic ally Israel and its right to protect itself and its citizens.

McCaul (R-TX-10) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “LR @RepMcCaul: “My heart breaks with the news of another terrorist attack in Israel. The United States grieves with our Israeli friends as we mourn the loss of more innocents, whose lives were tragically cut short. I strongly condemn this wave of terrorist violence.”

McClain (R-MI-10) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “I am saddened that 5 civilians were killed in terrorist attacks in Israel today. The increased violence against Israelis during the past two weeks is alarming. These attacks must be stopped.

McConnell (R-KY) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “.@LeaderMcConnell on the Senate floor: We Grieve With and Stand With Israel McConnell: We Grieve With and Stand With Israel… | Video: McConnell: We Grieve With and Stand With Israel – YouTube

Omar (D-MN-5) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “Horrific, appalling terror attack. Violence only begets more violence. Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones. Link to quoted tweet

Pelosi (D-CA-12) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “Last night, I had the privilege of meeting with the Honorable @MKMickeyLevy, Speaker of the Knesset of the State of Israel to discuss bilateral relations and regional security. I also expressed condolences for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Israel. Link to image

Rice (D-NY-4) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “Yet another devastating terror attack in Israel claims 5 more innocent lives. This wave of terrorism must stop. I condemn these cowardly acts and send my deepest condolences to the families of the victims. Gunman kills five Israelis in Tel Aviv suburb in third shooting attack in a week… |

Risch (R-ID) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “I am appalled by the recent heinous terrorist attack in #BneiBrak, #Israel — the third in a week. My condolences to the friends and family of the 5 innocent civilians who were tragically killed in this appalling act of violence. This must stop.

Rubio (R-FL) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “Sen. Rubio condemns this brutal act of terrorism that resulted in the tragic death of at least four innocent people. Israel has faced cowardly and despicable acts of terrorism before, but the Jewish state is resilient. #StandwithIsrael Five killed by Palestinian gunman in latest deadly attack in Israel – BBC News

Rubio (R-FL) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “El sen. Rubio condena este brutal acto de terrorismo el cual resultó en la trágica muerte de al menos cuatro personas inocentes. #Israel se ha enfrentado en previas ocasiones a actos cobardes de terrorismo, pero el estado judío es fuerte y saldrá adelante. #FuerzaIsrael Link to quoted tweet

Salazar (R-FL-27) 03/30/2022: Retweet of @WSJ – “A gunman opened fire in a small town on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, killing four people in the third suspected terrorist attack in Israel in a week Palestinian Gunman Shoots Five Dead In Central Israel… |

Sherman (D-CA-30) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “In the last week, 3 separate terror attacks in #Israel have claimed at least 11 innocent lives – Jewish and Arab alike. These vile actions are the consequence of relentless demonization of Israelis and the world’s only Jewish state. My thoughts are with the victims’ families.

Speier (D-CA-14) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “I am horrified by the terror attacks in Israel. There is no place in society for these acts of terror and hate, and my heart is with the loved ones and communities of the 11 victims killed.

Swalwell (D-CA-15) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “Hearts in America break for the Israelis murdered by senseless violence. As we approach the uniquely timed confluence of Easter, Ramadan, and Passover, praying and hoping for peace in the region and across the globe. Link to quoted tweet

Torres (D-NY-15) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “My heart goes out to the families of the 11 Israelis whose lives have been cut short by savage acts of terror. To the people of @Israel: I stand with you in solidarity, as do most Americans. Together, we must eradicate every vestige of antisemitic terror. Link to quoted tweet

Torres (D-NY-15) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “Do you condemn the terror attacks against Israel? Not at all clear. Your statement is strangely lacking in any semblance of moral outrage. Link to quoted tweet

Trone (D-MD-6) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “What an awful attack of terror. We must condemn this senseless act of violence against the innocent. Our thoughts are with the families of those lost. Link to quoted tweet

Warner (D-VA) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “This is the latest in a horrifying series of attacks against Israelis. My heart goes out to the victims’ families, and to all those who are terrorized by this alarming spike of violence. Link to quoted tweet

Wasserman Schultz (D-FL-23) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “I stand alongside and mourn with the people of Israel as they endure the 3rd attack in a week, a clear sign that violent extremists are mobilizing against the progress towards peace at the #NegevSummit. For the fallen, may their memory be a blessing. Paramedics: At least 5 killed in shooting in central Israel… |

Zeldin (R-NY-1) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “Our nation’s greatest ally is Israel and the bond between our nations must remain forever enduring and unbreakable. Especially today, we must stand with and pray for Israel in light of an alarming rise lately in fatal attacks targeting innocent Israeli citizens.

Long (R-MO-7) 03/28/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “The funeral of fallen Israeli border police officer Yazan Falah z”l, who was murdered by ISIS terrorists. May he rest in peace. Link to image

Long (R-MO-7) 03/28/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “God protect our sons and daughters who defend the nation of Israel. Link to image

McCaul (R-TX-10) 03/28/2022: Twitter thread – “LR @RepMcCaul: “I strongly condemn the terrorist attack that took place yesterday in Hadera, Israel, just days after the attack in Be’er Sheva. I extend my condolences to the families and friends of the victims. “Even on these dark days, I am inspired by the Negev Summit, which brought together leaders from Israel, the U.S., Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, and the UAE. “We should continue to set our sights on fostering warm peace throughout the Middle East, as we hope that the fruits of this peace will eliminate the violence and terrorism that have left far too many families grieving.”

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/27/2022: Tweet – “Israel is targeted once again by terrorists, the second time in a week. This is why we stand shoulder to shoulder with our ally and why we make these terrorists our common enemy. Our condolences to the two murdered Israelis. Two suspected Arab gunmen kill two in Israeli city and are shot dead – ambulance service

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “For decades, Israel has been our best ally and the only legitimate democracy in the Middle East. We should always support Israel’s right to protect itself and counter those conducting terrorism against them. #IStandWithIsrael Link to image

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/27/2022: Twitter thread – “I was heartbroken to hear of the heinous terror attack in Hadera, Israel, reportedly perpetrated by Islamic State terrorists. I strongly condemn this horrific attack. Two suspected Arab gunmen kill two in Israeli city and are shot dead – ambulance service At a time when Israeli and Arab partners are meeting at the #NegevSummit, extremists are seeking to derail peaceful progress. This landmark summit is an important step toward achieving long-term, peaceful solutions in the Middle East.

Long (R-MO-7) 03/27/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “This is one of the victims who was murdered by the terrorists today. His name is Yazan Falah (19), an Israeli Druze who recently joined the Israeli Border Police. May his memory be a blessing.  Link to image

Rice (D-NY-4) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “I condemn the horrific terror attack by ISIS in Hadera, Israel. This senseless violence must stop. I stand with our ally Israel and send my deepest condolences to the families of the victims. Two Israelis killed in shooting attack in Hadera, attackers shot dead… |


Negev Summit/Normalization

Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “Excited to welcome Minister @EsawiFr for a discussion w/ @HouseForeign today.   From the historic Abraham Accords to promoting regional cooperation, & Israeli-Palestinian people to people & economic ties, the Minister’s insight will help shape our approach to peace in the region. Link to image

Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/29/2022: Retweet of @SecBlinken – “I participated in Negev Summit, joined by my counterparts from Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, and the UAE. This was a historic meeting, building on the promise of earlier peace agreements and Abraham Accords. I look forward to deepening and expanding the circle of friendship. Link to image

Wasserman Schultz (D-FL-23) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “Thrilled to see the historic #Negev_Summit where the US, Israel, Arab, and Gulf states are rejecting terrorism and committing to cooperation. This is what normalization looks like. @SecBlinken @yairlapid U.S., Israel and Arab states to expand cooperation in unprecedented meeting… |

Cline (R-VA-6) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “The Abraham Accords were a major step toward peace in the Middle East. This historic summit highlights the tremendous progress that has been made in the region as a result of the Trump Administration’s leadership. Abraham Accords nations’ foreign ministers to all meet in Israel… |

Frankel (D-FL-21) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “Israel, Egypt, Bahrain, Morocco, the UAE & US held a historic summit to denounce terrorism & discuss security challenges in the region. The announcement to make this permanent demonstrates important progress towards Arab & Israeli cooperation, peace & prosperity for the region. Link to quoted tweet

Levin (D-MI-9) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “This summit is a crucial reminder that we must keep our allies and partners informed as we move toward a major diplomatic achievement that would take a nuclear crisis off the table & allow the world to focus on Ukraine and other global challenges. Live Updates: Israel Hosts Summit With 4 Arab Nations and U.S…. |

Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “Truly historic to see this gathering of Foreign Ministers take place in Israel. Remarkable to watch normalization bear fruit across so many areas. Grateful to @SecBlinken for continued US support & @yairlapid for hosting. U.S., Israel and Arab states to expand cooperation in unprecedented meeting… |

Schneider (D-IL-10) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “This is exciting news! Congratulations, @DanielBShapiro. I’m looking forward to working together with you to advance the Abraham Accords towards a lasting peace for the people of the Middle East. Link to quoted tweet


Israel/US elections

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “ICYMI: The @RJC has endorsed my campaign for re-election! From my time in the AF helping stand up missile defense in Israel to my time in Congress championing the security and prosperity of the Jewish community, I’m honored by this endorsement. Link to image

Horsford (D-NV-4) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “I am proud to receive @USJewishDems endorsement today. I will continue working with the Jewish community towards our shared values and support for Israel’s security. Thank you for your support @haliesoifer @samuelJCrystal Link to quoted tweet

Levin (D-MI-9) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “It was so meaningful to speak at the Reconstructionist Movement Panel over the weekend. I joined friends new and old to talk about how my work in Congress has been guided by my Jewish values—from voting and abortion rights, to advancing my Two-State Solution Act. Link to image

Newman (D-IL-3) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “I am honored to receive the endorsement of @AJPaction. We need leaders in Congress that will stand up for human rights, and I pledge to continue our partnership as we fight for equality and justice both at-home and abroad. #IL06 #NewIL06 Link to image



Gohmert (R-TX-1) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “It was great to meet with former Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the danger of the Biden Administration’s Iran Deal and about strengthening the strategic ties between the U.S. & Israel. @netanyahu @israelganz @AStrongIsrael #BinyaminRegionalCouncil Link to image

Barr (R-KY-6) 03/29/2022: Twitter thread – “Today, I met with Israeli Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu over Zoom. We discussed the pressing need to stop the Biden Administration from rejoining the failed Iranian Nuclear Deal. Link to image This agreement undermines Israeli natl security & U.S. interests b/c it delivers billions of dollars in aid to the world’s largest state sponsor of terror w/ no commitment that Iran will abandon its quest for a nuclear weapon. I will continue to fight against the Iran Deal.

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/27/2022: Retweet of @RepJoshG – “Hezbollah, Hamas, and​ ​Palestinian Islamic Jihad — all terrorist organizations — are financed by the Iranian regime, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. Bipartisan House group ‘highly concerned’ about potential Iran deal, calls on Biden for answers | Fox News

Cruz (R-TX) 03/27/2022: Tweet – “Important story. Team Biden is attacking Israel b/c they want to intimidate them into silence on Iran. They don’t really believe if Israel entangled themselves more it would stop Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. Israel has an impossibly delicate balancing act w/ Russia in Syria. Link to quoted tweet

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/27/2022: Twitter thread – “Hezbollah, Hamas, and​ ​Palestinian Islamic Jihad — all terrorist organizations — are financed by the Iranian regime, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. Bipartisan House group ‘highly concerned’ about potential Iran deal, calls on Biden for answers… | With the looming Iran deal, there are critical concerning issues that remain on the table — including the potential lifting of the Foreign Terrorist Organization designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and of sanctions on the office of the Supreme Leader. This is why I’m leading a bipartisan group of 21 Members of Congress urging the Administration to address the serious concerns surrounding the potential Iran deal.

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/27/2022: Twitter thread – “Together, we must address the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, and stand up to their terrorist activities against the US and our allies. That’s why I’m proud to have introduced a bipartisan Bunker Buster bill to defend Israel from Iran’s nuclear and terror activities, and reinforce our ally’s qualitative military edge in the region with “bunker buster” munitions. House members, Jewish orgs. urge security guarantees for Israel… | Iran and its terrorist proxies across the region must never be able to threaten the U.S. or Israel with a nuclear weapon.

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/25/2022: Retweet of @AIPAC – “Thank you @RepJoshG! Giving a terrorist group that has attacked our troops, allies and interests access to billions of dollars would make the Middle East more dangerous. Congress must review any Iran deal and assess implications for the U.S. and Israel. Link to quoted tweet

Donalds (R-FL-19) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “The JCPOA, aka “The Iran Nuclear Deal,” is a product of feckless negotiations by “experts” who are determined to put America last. Any revival of this deal hands over power to a terrorist nation that wishes to see the destruction of America and the Jewish state of Israel. Link to quoted tweet

Lankford (R-OK) 3/29/22: Long floor statement on Foreign Policy, incl Iran, Syria, Israel etc.

Wilson (R-SC) 3/28/22: Floor statement on Ukraine, including – “Victory is the only option to stop autocracy by rule of gun against democracy by rule of law, a clash of civilizations. The Chinese Communist Party will be stopped from mass murder in Taiwan. Iranian mullahs will be stopped from vaporizing the people of Israel. The world’s largest democracy of India can thrive in a stabilized world.”


Targeting the UN/Human Rights Council

Lamborn (R-CO-5) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “I was glad to join @RepGregSteube in supporting our closest all in the Middle East, Israel, by cosponsoring this important legislation. Link to quoted tweet

Steube (R-FL-17) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “I introduced legislation reforming the UN Human Rights Council to prevent our ally Israel from being unfairly targeted. Thank you @RepublicanStudy @RepDLamborn @RepTiffany @replouiegohmert & @TXRandy14 for your partnership and support for Israel. Rep. Greg Steube Introduces The UN Human Rights Council Reform Act… |” Also on GETTR. Retweeted by Gohmert (R-TX-1), Tiffany (R-WI-7)

Steube (R-FL-17) 03/25/2022: Twitter thread – “The anti-Israel commission formed by the UN’s discredited Human Rights Council obstructs peace in the Middle East and targets the only democracy in the region. I introduced legislation that will abolish it. The U.S. must stand strongly with Israel. Rep. Greg Steube Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Abolish Anti-Israel Commission of Inquiry… | Thank you to @RepGonzalez and @RepJoeWilson for joining me in this bipartisan effort supported by @AIPAC.” Also on GETTR



Levin (D-MI-9) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “It was a pleasure to meet with Rabbi Gilad Kariv, Member of the Israeli Knesset, during his trip to DC this week. As the first Reform Rabbi to be elected to the Knesset, his partnership is crucial as we work to further peace and progress towards a two-state solution. Link to image

Levin (D-MI-9) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “My colleagues and I met today with Israel’s Minister of Regional Cooperation Esawi Frej & Amb. Michael Herzog. I walked away more determined to continue our partnership and work toward a two-state solution that delivers true peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians. Link to image

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/31/2022: Twitter thread – “I was honored to speak at the American Friends of Lubavitch Living Legacy Conference. Thank you Rabbi Levi Shemtov @shemtovdc for inviting me and for honoring the legacy of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of sacred memory. Link to image With antisemitism on the rise, and three terrorist attacks in Israel just in this past week alone, the work Chabad does to foster and strengthen Jewish life is more important than ever.

Levin (D-MI-9) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “I’m relieved to see the decision from the Israeli Supreme Court providing the residents of Al-Walaja with more time to further their zoning plan. I’m proud to have added my voice to calls to stop this displacement. We must do all we can to protect human rights and preserve peace.

Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “Congrats to my friend @DanielBShapiro! Your voice is so important on these issues. Looking forward to the good work you will do advancing US-Israel relations & regional cooperation! Link to quoted tweet

Massie (R-KY-4) 03/29/2022: Twitter thread – “Is Pegasus spyware being used domestically? I asked this question to the Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Division today. Link to video   Link to reply @MSweetwood Your observations are my observations. I respect him for showing up in person. We plan to follow up with a bipartisan, classified briefing. Link to reply @Flamehalf @keraz37 Thank you. My undergraduate degree from MIT was from the EECS department… Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. We built a computer from discrete chips in one of the core classes. And I still write code for personal projects on the farm.

Scott (R-FL) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “I was proud to be honored at the American Friends of Lubavitch Congressional Leadership Tribute. The Jewish people & our great ally Israel will always have my unwavering support. Link to image

Torres (D-NY-15) 03/29/2022: Retweet of @IsraelinNewYork – “There could be no one better to address our North America Consul’s Conference than @RepRitchie, who is always there to stand up for Israel’s strong, bipartisan, and multicultural connection to all of America. Link to image

Salazar (R-FL-27) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “The leading presidential candidate in Colombia calls a Jewish reporter a “neo-nazi.” If Petro wins, not only will Colombia’s next president be a terrorist, but also an anti-Semite. Keep Latin America free of enemies of Israel. ¡Cuidado, Colombia! Link to quoted tweet

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/28/2022: Twitter thread – “When the executive director of @Amnesty claims that Israel “shouldn’t exist as a Jewish state,” it should be clear to everyone that their report was a biased and antisemitic hit piece aimed at denying Israel’s right to exist. US Jewish Lawmakers Press Amnesty International for Answers Over ‘Denial of Israel’s Right to Exist as Jewish State’… | Anyone who pushes these lies should be called out for what they are: antisemites.

Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “So pleased to see another Nita Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Fund grant. EcoPeace is doing remarkable work on climate, water cooperation. #MEPPA Link to quoted tweet

Long (R-MO-7) 03/28/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “The Passover Massacre: 20 years ago a Hamas suicide bomber dressed as a woman walked into the ‘Park’ Hotel in Netanya, where hundreds of people attended the Passover Seder meal. He detonated himself and murdered 30 people (11 of them were Holocaust Survivors), injuring 160. Link to image

McCaul (R-TX-10) 03/28/2022: Retweet of @thehill – “.@RepMcCaul: “This is like David and Goliath all over again; I was in Israel. We need to give David the slingshot, and what the slingshot really is, is the S-300 [missile system] and that’s what we’re not giving them right now.” Kremlin calls Biden’s Putin statement ‘alarming’… |   Link to video

Graham (R-SC) 03/28/2022: Retweet of @DavidM_Friedman – “Was honored to receive a visit today from Senator Lindsey Graham, one of America’s greatest advocates for a strong US-Israel relationship. Welcome to Israel and thank you for all have done and will continue to do! Link to image

Cramer (R-ND) 3/28/22: Sen. Cramer, Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Maintain Undivided Jerusalem Embassy



Portman (R-OH) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “The use of chemical weapons by Russia against innocent civilians is where we and our #NATO allies have to draw a red line and we must back it up this time unlike what we did in Syria.

Cassidy (R-LA) 03/26/2022: Retweet of @AlinejadMasih – “The nuclear with Islamic Republic will benefit Putin since the IRGC will use $$ they get to find Syrian mercenaries to fight against Zelensky’s brave Ukrainian people. Don’t fund war criminals Link to quoted tweet

Kinzinger (R-IL-16) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “This would be, i hope, an absolute red line. We allowed this in Syria to our shame. Never again! Link to quoted tweet

Risch (R-ID) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “The #CCP’s hypocrisy is once again on full display. While #Chinese leaders parrot false #Russian propaganda that the U.S. has biological weapons in #Ukraine, a Chinese company is actually providing #Assad w/ items that support chemical & biological weapons development.



Risch (R-ID) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “My conversations w/ our #MiddleEast allies clearly underscore opposition to delisting the #IRGC as an FTO. Biden should heed the warnings from our partners on the front lines of #Iran’s terrorist activity & abandon this ill-advised concession to the regime.Risch: Our Allies Agree – IRGC Delisting Would be Dangerous | United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Franklin (R-FL-15) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “Really – this is your priority? Let’s not have the public wonder why your deterrence failed miserably in Ukraine, or how your advice led to the bungled withdrawal in Afghanistan, or how you want to legitimize Iran’s IRGC, a KNOWN terrorist organization. Link to quoted tweet

Franklin (R-FL-15) 03/31/2022: Retweet of @RepGrothman – “The disastrous Iran nuclear deal should not be used to empower terrorists & threaten our allies in the Middle East. Proud to join @RepFranklin on this effort insisting that @SecBlinken maintain Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ designation on the Foreign Terrorist List. Link to quoted tweet

Grothman (R-WI-6) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “The disastrous Iran nuclear deal should not be used to empower terrorists & threaten our allies in the Middle East. Proud to join @RepFranklin on this effort insisting that @SecBlinken maintain Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ designation on the Foreign Terrorist List. Link to quoted tweet

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/30/2022: Retweet of @peymaneh123 – “@RepDonBacon thanks for your great assessment of the #IRGCIsTerrorist Organization and must be held accountable for its horrendous terrorist actions! Here is what Iranian diasporas believe Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) | Bipartisan Congressional Iran Briefing 2022   Link to quoted tweet

Miller-Meeks (R-IA-2) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “We should only be lifting the FTO designation on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps if Iran drastically changes their well-documented support for terrorist groups around the world. Miller-Meeks: ‘Maintain terrorist listing for Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ – Ripon Advance

Franklin (R-FL-15) 03/28/2022: Retweet of @GReschenthaler – “I joined @RepFranklin in demanding the Biden Admin uphold Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ designation as a foreign terrorist organization. The IRGC killed over 600 of my fellow service members in Iraq & continues to conduct terrorist attacks throughout the Middle East. Link to image

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/27/2022: Retweet of @JGreenblattADL – “There must be zero tolerance for terrorism, with no lifting of sanctions or designation for the IRGC. As I’ve repeatedly said Iran’s extremist actions, including terrorism, must be stopped: We need a coalition of moral courage to oppose Iran’s fascism… |   Washington to maintain sanctions on IRGC even with Iran nuclear deal, US envoy says… |

Cassidy (R-LA) 03/25/2022: Retweet of @jinsadc – “The dangerous possibility of delisting the #IRGC reinforces that POTUS must submit any Iran nuclear deal to Congress, as INARA requires. Link to image   Link to quoted tweet

Cornyn (R-TX) 03/25/2022: Retweet of @SenateForeign – “As the Biden Admin telegraphs removing the #IRGC terrorist designation, #Iran-backed #Houthis in #Yemen attack our Gulf partners with impunity. The administration is dangerously naïve to continue pursuing a bad deal w/ Iran.

Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “The IRGC is a terrorist organization and the reported presence of IRGC officials at the Doha Defense Show is indefensible. IRGC is under severe sanctions that would restrict nearly any weapons transaction. Those sanctions will not be lifted. Iran Military Presence at the Doha Defense Show – United States Department of State

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “Lifting the Foreign Terrorist Organization designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) — a group that’s killed Americans — would be an enormous mistake for the US & our allies. I spoke w/@foxandfriends on the looming nuclear deal with Iran: House Democrat calls out Biden admin over potential Iran deal: ‘Makes zero sense’… |

Inhofe (R-OK) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “This week, the Iran-backed Houthi terrorists attacked Saudi oil facilities multiple times. The Biden admin must: – Stand with our Saudi partners and help them counter this threat. – Redesignate the Houthis as terrorists. – Not lift sanctions on the IRGC, which aids the Houthis. Link to quoted tweet

Letlow (R-LA-5) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “Under no circumstances should Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps be removed from the list of foreign terrorist organizations. That’s why @RepFranklin, my @HouseGOP colleagues, and I are urging @SecBlinken and the @StateDept to continue holding them accountable. Link to quoted tweet

Risch (R-ID) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “As the Biden Admin telegraphs removing the #IRGC terrorist designation, #Iran-backed #Houthis in #Yemen attack our Gulf partners with impunity. The administration is dangerously naïve to continue pursuing a bad deal w/ Iran.

Wilson (R-SC-2) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “It is unthinkable that the Biden admin may be considering removing the IRGC from the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. I’m grateful to join colleagues in urging Sec. Blinken that this must not happen. Link to quoted tweet

Hagerty (R-TN) 03/26/2022: Tweet – “Biden removed Iran IRGC-backed Houthis from the Foreign Terrorist Org list. Houthi terrorists continue to attack U.S. allies. Biden now wants to remove the IRGC from the FTO list to get a new Iran nuclear deal. We all know what comes next. Link to quoted tweet



Cotton (R-AR) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “As Joe Biden chases an even worse Iran nuclear deal, consider how America’s friends in the region look at things. America is dismantling the pillars of its own empire – Saudi editor

Fallon (R-TX-4) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “A nuclear deal with Iran does nothing but threaten our homeland and our allies in the region. Before it is too late, talks must stop!

Fulcher (R-ID-1) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “I am cosponsoring H.Res. 990 to: 1. Oppose engaging Russia for reviving any form of the JCPOA with Iran 2. Oppose removing terrorism sanctions on Iran 3. Oppose restoring any form of the JCPOA while the issue of Iran’s undeclared nuclear activities remains unresolved Link to image

Gibbs (R-OH-7) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “Despite Iran’s continued support of terrorist organizations around the world, the Biden administration still embraces them as a negotiating partner in this irresponsible crusade for a deal. Link to quoted tweet

Kim (R-CA-39) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “Ceding leverage to authoritarian regimes hurts our economy, national security and global leadership. The Biden administration cannot embolden the Ayatollah and threaten global security with an Iran Nuclear Deal, worse than JCPOA. The U.S. must lead.

Markey (D-MA) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “Congress can shape a safer, more inspiring future by supporting President Biden’s effort to reenter a good Iran Nuclear Deal. I’m live on the Senate floor. Ed Markey… |

Menendez (D-NJ) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “Iran’s attack on women peacefully protesting its discriminatory stadium ban is reprehensible. @FIFAcom should investigate and hold accountable Iran’s Football Federation for the violent attempt to ban women ticketholders from attending FIFA-sponsored matches. Link to quoted tweet

Meuser (R-PA-9) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “The Biden administration is rushing to cut another nuclear deal with Iran, offering concessions that will enrich our adversaries, endanger our allies, and cost America dearly. A nuclear deal with Iran was misguided 7 years ago, it is downright dangerous today. Link to video

Murphy (D-CT) 03/31/2022: Retweet of @JustinTLogan – ““It’s important to remember that not one Democratic lawmaker who voted for the Iran deal in 2015 lost their seat to someone who opposed the deal in 2016. Not one.” -@dylanotes ‘The president will get his way’: Congress likely can’t stop new Iran nuke deal… |

Murphy (D-CT) 03/31/2022: Retweet of @SenMarkey – “Congress can shape a safer, more inspiring future by supporting President Biden’s effort to reenter a good Iran Nuclear Deal. I’m live on the Senate floor. Ed Markey… |

Hagerty (R-TN) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “In weakness toward Russia, trying to revive the disastrous Iran deal, and our completely collapsed southern border, Biden is presenting a serious national security risk to our Nation. I joined @MariaBartiromo on @MorningsMaria to discuss. Link to video

Lankford (R-OK) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “It’s ironic that while we’re isolating Russia for their atrocities against Ukraine—right now Biden is using Russia as our proxy to re-negotiate the Iran Nuclear Deal. Link to video

Merkley (D-OR) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “Proud to vote for and glad to see the Senate finally confirm key nuclear security, arms control, and nonproliferation @StateDept officials. With nuclear threats in Ukraine and efforts to prevent Iran’s developing nuclear weapons, it’s crucial that we have these leaders in place. Link to quoted tweet

Waltz (R-FL-6) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “Russians have been involved in every aspect of the our negotiations with Iran. It’ll be the Russians who take the enriched uranium coming out of Iran & that’s dangerous. Any deal should be negotiated that will receive bipartisan support in Congress and become a treaty. Link to video

Waltz (R-FL-6) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “No deal with Iran should include “inherent guarantees” that would allow Iran to go back to enriching uranium and adding advanced centrifuges if a future US President withdraws from the deal. The Biden Admin is saying they won’t tie a future admin’s hands. We’ll see… Link to video

Boyle (D-PA-2) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “Another reminder of the evil of the Iranian regime. Link to quoted tweet

Cassidy (R-LA) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “We can’t ease sanctions on #Iran when we know they will use sanctions relief to help #Russia get around their sanctions. Russia, Iran to take practical steps to circumvent Western sanctions -RIA cites Lavrov |

Pfluger (R-TX-11) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “We must pursue policies that keep Americans safe. President Biden is placing his trust in malign actors. And it is UNACCEPTABLE. Pfluger Bill Prevents Russia from Giving Weapons to Iran… |

Hill (R-AR-2) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “Biden appears hellbent on further weakening our national security. His attempts to revive the Iran nuclear deal will only benefit the world’s #1 state sponsor of terror. I stand with my GOP colleagues against bringing back this dangerous policy. Ever. 52 GOP lawmakers push resolution to bar Biden-Iran deal… |

Fulcher (R-ID-1) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “Proud to cosponsor this symbolic Resolution to support justice and accountability for the perpetrators of this 1992 bombing – largely linked to members of Hezbollah. Anti-Semitism has no place in our world. Link to image

Murphy (D-CT) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “Of all the bad takes on a potential Iran deal, I vote for “don’t do the deal because Russia wants it and anything that Russia wants must automatically be bad for us” as the laziest. Link to quoted tweet

Murphy (D-CT) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “I take it back. The “appeaser” argument is actually the laziest Iran deal take. Link to quoted tweet

Tenney (R-NY-22) 03/29/2022: Tweet – “Make that the FOURTH official to leave or resign from ⁦@Rob_Malley⁩’s negotiating team. It’s in disarray at a pivotal time, which is why I reiterate my call on Rob Malley to testify publicly before Congress & the American people to explain why. Former ambassador Dan Shapiro leaves Biden’s Iran team… |

Burchett (R-TN-2) 03/28/2022: Tweet – ““Not Confident” how can we have any faith in Iran or Russia to broker this deal? US envoy not confident Iran nuclear deal imminent… |

Cole (R-OK-4) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “By negotiating with Iran, @POTUS is risking our nation’s security for an agreement that would undoubtedly increase volatility in the Middle East & ultimately maintain the way for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. More Stop the Rise of a Nuclear Iran… |

Waltz (R-FL-6) 03/27/2022: Tweet – “We’ve gone from peace deals on the White House lawn to a growing crisis in the Middle East. Insane that the Biden Admin is even considering lifting the sanctions on Iran that will send billions through Tehran straight to its terrorist proxies and a Russian weapons buying spree. Link to video

Cornyn (R-TX) 03/26/2022: Retweet of @Norman_Roule – “One can support or oppose a nuclear deal, but lifting sanctions means additional resources for these operations. We are watching the consequence of a foreign policy re Iran and the region that focuses on restoration of a weakened JCPOA and hope that Iran will respond positively. Link to quoted tweet

Graham (R-SC) 03/27/2022: Retweet of @yzarka – “Honored to have received Senator ⁦@LindseyGrahamSC⁩ for a meaningful and thorough discussion on how to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat Link to image

Lowenthal (D-CA-47) 03/26/2022: Tweet – “We must complete negotiations for Iran’s reentry into a nuclear treaty. It is critical that Iran never possess nuclear weapons, and diplomacy is the most sensible way to ensure they never get one, while also preventing a Middle East nuclear arms race.

Mast (R-FL-18) 03/26/2022: Tweet – “What do you think about Biden’s plan to sign a new Iran Nuclear Deal? Share your thoughts here: Share Your Opinion: New Iran Nuclear Deal – Congressman Brian Mast

Roy (R-TX-21) 03/26/2022: Retweet of @VictoriaCoates – “So @POTUS will call for regime change in #Russia but not in #Iran? Link to quoted tweet

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/25/2022: Retweet of @NCRIUS – “General (ret.) Chuck F. Wald: My concern is that #Iran moves toward a nuclear weapon if the deal is made, which significantly prevents us to use our capabilities in the ME. The world significantly changes if the Iranian regime has a nuclear weapon. @RepDonBacon 
@RepMcClintock Link to image

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/25/2022: Twitter thread – “Why would @POTUS ask Russia to serve as intermediary with the Iran terrorist govt on a nuclear weapons agreement? Did he actually think we could trust Russia… or Iran? Naivety at best, or utter foolishness more likely. While we ask Russia to help us w/ Iran, they bomb Ukraine. Link to reply @CuzISaidSoBrat @POTUS I’m in top 2% of Congress who shows up and votes! Thanks! Link to reply @CuzISaidSoBrat @POTUS The Iran deal is terrible. No way.

Banks (R-IN-3) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “Iran-funded terrorists are pushing oil prices even higher so when Biden reenters the Iran deal and lifts sanctions, Iran will make even more money… Reports of huge fire at Aramco oil facility in Saudi Arabia… |

Blackburn (R-TN) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “It’s absurd the U.S. is considering pushing Iranian oil into the global market and allowing them to develop nuclear weapons. And let’s not forget that Russia is negotiating the deal on our behalf. Link to video

Cassidy (R-LA) 03/26/2022: Retweet of @AlinejadMasih – “I called out @USEnvoyIran, the US administration to listen to Iranian people while negotiating with our oppressors. Yesterday family members of those who got killed by the Islamic Republic & political prisoners risk their lives to participate in #IranConference in DC. #LetUsTalk Link to video

Dunn (R-FL-2) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “The Biden Administration is attempting to re-enter the Iran Nuclear Deal. Here’s why that’s a bad idea. #FL02 #energyindependence Link to video

Ernst (R-IA) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “Instead of unleashing American energy production, President Biden would rather bring Iran back into global energy markets and lift sanctions on some of the world’s most deadly terrorists.   Stay out of the deal. Iran’s foreign minister says nuclear deal “closer than ever”… |

Green (R-TN-7) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “How can President Biden sit and allow Russia to contribute to Iran Nuclear Deal negotiations as children are being killed at the hands of Putin? Two bad calls: Reviving this deal and allowing Russia a seat at the table while we condemn its atrocities.

Hagerty (R-TN) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “The Biden administration has pivoted away from Russian oil, but instead Biden is turning to the terrorists and tyrants in Iran and Venezuela. He’s talking with foreign killers while refusing to talk with American drillers!

Mace (R-SC-1) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “Why is Joe Biden in such a hurry to renegotiate the Iran Nuclear Deal, especially with Vladimir Putin having a seat at the table? Yet another foreign policy blunder that shouldn’t be happening. These aren’t our allies, so why are we enabling their nuclear program development? Link to video

Scott (R-FL) 03/25/2022: Retweet of @newtgingrich – “Having lost to the Taliban in Afghanistan, to criminals in Americas cities, Biden is now planning to lose to Putin in Ukraine. A tragedy for Ukrainians and the cause of civilization. Next a surrender to Iran.

Smith (R-MO-8) 03/26/2022: Tweet – “Venezuela, Iran, and Russia aren’t our friends. Instead of Biden begging anti-American dictators to increase oil production, he should UNLEASH American energy and jobs.

Waltz (R-FL-6) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “In order for Europe to wean itself off Russian gas, without unleashing U.S. energy, we will have to ask Qatar to pump more. Qatar shares a massive gas field with Iran. We will be trading Europes dependency on Russian gas for Iranian gas. Insane. Link to video


Saudi Arabia & Yemen

Omar (D-MN-5) 03/31/2022: Retweet of @RepAdamSchiff – “Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in 2018. And four years later, justice has yet to be done. Now a Turkish prosecutor is trying to move the trial of his murder suspects to Saudi Arabia – the country whose leader ordered Khashoggi’s killing in the first place. This cannot stand.

Schiff (D-CA-28) 03/31/2022: Tweet – “Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in 2018. And four years later, justice has yet to be done. Now a Turkish prosecutor is trying to move the trial of his murder suspects to Saudi Arabia – the country whose leader ordered Khashoggi’s killing in the first place. This cannot stand.

Doggett (D-TX-35) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “Saudi Arabia executed 81 people with impunity—violating human rights, snuffing out dissent—days after MBS refuses a call with President Biden on support for Ukraine and containing a surge in oil prices. With each outrage, he also executes his credibility. Saudi Arabia executes 81 people in its largest mass execution… |

Murphy (D-CT) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “Really good news. Now the Saudis and the Houthis need to seize this opportunity and begin a political process. There is zero evidence that continued bloodshed strengthens the hand of either side. Warring Parties in Yemen Announce Overlapping Cease-Fires… |

Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/30/2022: Twitter thread – “Disappointed with the international response to the UN’s donor conference for Yemen. Despite Yemen being the world’s worst humanitarian disaster and the high potential for mass starvation and famine, only a meager 30% of the UN goal was pledged. Proud that the U.S. tripled our commitment. This crisis continues, and we must consistently put our values into action and robustly respond to all humanitarian crises, including in Yemen.

Risch (R-ID) 03/30/2022: Tweet – “I welcome the #Saudi-led coalition’s announcement of a unilateral ceasefire in #Yemen, which coincides with the start of the Gulf Cooperation Council-sponsored intra-#Yemeni peace talks. I urge the #Houthis to engage in good faith to reach a settlement to the conflict.

DeFazio (D-OR-4) 03/28/2022: Retweet of @FCNL – “ICYMI: This weekend was the seventh anniversary of the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Big thanks to @RepJayapal, @RepPeterDeFazio, @SenSanders, and @RepRoKhanna for releasing this powerful statement. Link to quoted tweet

Moolenaar (R-MI-4) 03/28/2022: Tweet – “Foreign oil will not solve our problems at the pump – The only real choice is to unleash American energy. Saudi Arabia says it ‘won’t bear any responsibility’ for a shortage of oil supplies… |

DeFazio (D-OR-4) 03/26/2022: Retweet of @codepink – ““American complicity in this humanitarian disaster [in Yemen] has persisted for too long– and we will not allow it to continue.” Thank you @RepJayapal, @SenSanders, @RepRoKhanna, and @RepPeterDeFazio for leading the call to end US involvement in the war on Yemen. #YemenCantWait Link to quoted tweet” Also re-tweeted by Jayapal (D-WA-7)

DeFazio (D-OR-4) 03/25/2022: Retweet of @AnnelleSheline – ““While the Biden admin deliberates on how to get Putin to end his devastating war on Ukraine, the US gov can act now to end its role in the carnage in Yemen” @QuincyInst colleague @WilliamHartung & I in @starsandstripes on 7 years of US complicity in Yemen US should use its leverage to end the war in Yemen | Stars and Stripes

DeFazio (D-OR-4) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “.@WilliamHartung nails it. We can end our involvement in the Saudi/UAE-led war in Yemen & immediately put a stop to indiscriminate killing of civilians. @RepJayapal and I will introduce a war powers resolution to end the US’s unauthorized involvement in this horrific war. Link to video” Re-tweeted by Jayapal (D-WA-7)

DeFazio (D-OR-4) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “NEWS: On the 7th anniversary of the start of the war in Yemen, I’m joining @RepJayapal @RepRoKhanna and @SenSanders in calling for an end to unauthorized U.S. involvement in this horrific war. Link to quoted tweet

DeFazio (D-OR-4) 03/26/2022: Retweet of @commondreams – ““American complicity in this humanitarian disaster has persisted for too long—and we will not allow it to continue,” said @RepJayapal, @RepPeterDeFazio, @SenSanders, and @RepRoKhanna. Progressives Demand End to US Involvement on 7th Anniversary of Saudi-Led War on Yemen |

Jayapal (D-WA-7) 03/26/2022: Tweet – “It’s been seven years since our country became involved in the horrific, unjust war in Yemen, triggering one of the worst humanitarian crises we’ve ever seen. I’m proud to be leading @USProgressives in a call to end our involvement once and for all. Link to quoted tweet

Khanna (D-CA-17) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “On the 7th anniversary of the start of the U.S.’s unauthorized military involvement in the horrific war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen, @RepJayapal, @RepPeterDeFazio, @SenSanders, and I are leading the call for an end to it → Link to quoted tweet”. Re-tweeted by Sanders (I-VT), Jayapal (D-WA-7), DeFazio (D-OR-4)DeFazio (D-OR-4)



Cicilline (D-RI-1) 03/31/2022: Retweet of @HellenicLeaders – “At a hearing on the #EastMed, @RepCicilline asked about fully lifting the arms embargo on Cyprus and Turkey’s lack of ability to be a productive member in ongoing diplomatic initiatives in the Eastern Mediterranean: Link to image

Kinzinger (R-IL-16) 03/31/2022: Retweet of @DMokryk – “A very pathetic story in 3 parts. Part 1: @EmmanuelMacron annonces France will lead an operation to evacuate people from Mariupol – with Greece&Turkey. Part 2: Macron calls Putin for a 9th time sice Feb. 24. Putin: “Not gonna allow it”. Part 3: Macron calls off the operation.

Menendez (D-NJ) 03/26/2022: Tweet – “This is the exact opposite message that the rest of NATO and indeed the world are sending. Some partner. Turkey must step up to isolate Putin and his cronies during this terrible crisis. Russian oligarchs welcome in Turkey, foreign minister says… |



Deutch (D-FL-22) 04/01/2022: Retweet of @StateDept_NEA – “Spokesperson Ned Price noted our deep concern about the Tunisian President’s decision to unilaterally dissolve the parliament and reports that Tunisian authorities are considering legal measures against members of parliament. Link to video

Meeks (D-NY-5) 04/01/2022: Tweet – “CM @RepGregoryMeeks: I along with @SenatorMenendez @SenatorRisch & @RepMcCaul condemn Qais Saied’s attempt to dissolve #Tunisia’s parliament; the latest in a series of undemocratic moves. We urge a return to the rule of law & respect for political rights. Meeks, McCaul, Menendez, Risch Issue Statement on the Disbanding of Tunisia’s Parliament… |   Link to image

Risch (R-ID) 04/01/2022: Tweet – “Yesterday, @SenatorMenendez, @RepGregoryMeeks, @RepMcCaul, & I condemned President Saied’s attempt to dissolve #Tunisia’s parliamentary body. We strongly urge that he reverse course & support Tunisia’s democracy, freedom of association & expression. Risch, Menendez, Meeks, McCaul Statement on President Saied’s Tactics to Dissolve Tunisia’s Parliamentary Body | United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations



Cornyn (R-TX) 03/26/2022: Retweet of @SamRamani2 – “Zelensky urged Qatar to challenge Russia’s gas blackmail on Europe: “Qatar can make their contribution to the stabilization of Europe”