Members on the Record re: Thou Shalt Not Call Israel “Racists” Resolutions


Members on the Record re: Thou Shalt Not Call Israel “Racists” Resolutions

Floor consideration of H. Con. Res. 57 is here, with (a) grandstanding in support of the resolution (and, in the case of many Republicans, against progressive Democrats) from McCaul (R-TX), Meeks (D-NY), Pfluger (R-TX), Manning (D-NC), Bacon (R-NE), Nunn (R-IA), Miller (R-OH), and Sherman (D-CA), (b) one member, McCollum (D-MN), saying she would vote “present” and laying out her deep reservations about the resolution; and (c) one member, Tlaib (D-MI) speaking against the measure. Her full remarks:

Tlaib’s full remarks:Mr. Speaker, I am the only Palestinian American serving in Congress, and I have family members all throughout the West Bank and what many people call the illegally occupied territories. We are here again reaffirming Congress’ support for apartheid. Policing the words of women of color who dare to speak up about truth and about oppression is just not what we should be doing here in Congress. Let’s just get the record straight here. This is not something that is made up. The United Nations Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Israel’s own largest human rights organization, B’Tselem, all agree that Israel is an apartheid state. To assert otherwise, Mr. Speaker, in the face of this body of evidence is an attempt to deny the reality and to normalize violence of apartheid. This week we are going to hear consistently people touting about, oh, this is bipartisan support here. Don’t forget, this body, this Congress, supported a South African apartheid regime, and it was bipartisan as well. Mr. Speaker, you don’t have to take it from me to understand the racism of an apartheid government. Let’s take a moment just to hear Israeli Government’s own politician in their own words. This is a direct quote, not mine. Current Prime Minister Netanyahu on his policies toward Palestinians said: `Beat them up, not once but repeatedly, beat them up until it is unbearable.” He said that Israel must `crush Palestinian hopes for a fully sovereign state.’ One of the former defense ministers said that Palestinians are `beasts. They are not human.’ He is talking about people like my grandmother, Mr. Speaker. How about a former justice minister who said: `They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.’ How about another former defense minister said: `Those who are against us, there is nothing to be done. We need to pick up an ax and cut off his head.’  Another quote: `There is no such thing as a Palestinian people.’ How is that not racism at its core? … Mr. Speaker, Israel’s own President Herzog is going to come before Congress tomorrow. He has long advocated against interracial marriages. Did you all know that? Do you care? He said it on a news segment. Look it up. When he came to America, he said: ‘I encountered something that I called an actual plague. I saw my friends’ children married or coupled with non-Jewish partners.’ Israel is an apartheid state. The Israeli Government is deeply problematic in the way that they are proceeding in the structure of oppression. Mr. Speaker, just like I speak up against injustices here in America, this is about speaking up against violence. Congress must stop funding apartheid.”

McCollum’s full remarks:I condemn antisemitism and hate in all its forms, and my record is clear. Last Congress, I voted for H. Res. 1125 affirming this stance, and I have always and will always speak out against hate. I also support the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians to live in safety. As Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee in the 117th Congress. I fully funded the Iron Dome and U.S.-Israeli cooperative missile defense programs that help ensure Israel‘s security. As a long-time supporter of a two-state solution, I am deeply troubled by the record of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and actions of the Israeli government that run counter to this stated goal. For example, the Israeli government’s decision in 2018 to enact their Nation-State law, which restricts the rights of Palestinians. Or the lack of accountability for how Israel uses the $3.8 billion in annual security assistance provided by the United States. These concerns are central to why I introduced H.R. 3103 to prevent U.S. taxpayer dollars from being used to support the military detention of Palestinian children, demolish Palestinian homes, or annex Palestinian lands. I am proud to serve in the United States House of Representatives, in the greatest democracy in the world. A cornerstone of a strong democracy is the ability to openly criticize our government when we feel it is doing something against our values. As a Member of Congress, I have often criticized the policies of my own government. That does not make me anti-American. And criticizing the policies of the Israeli government does not make one antisemitic. H. Con. Res. 57 does nothing to advance the goal of a peaceful solution to end the conflict. Striving for an Israeli state and a Palestinian state living side-by-side in peace and security is worth the effort of every Member of Congress. But that means Congress will need to support the rights, needs, and aspirations of both Palestinians and Israelis. Attempting to silence conversations about Palestinian human rights and intimidate people who wish to have open and honest conversations about the mistreatment of the Palestinian people will only prolong this problem. I will not be silenced. I will keep speaking up against antisemitism, oppression, and hate in all forms. I will vote “present” on this resolution, because Americans, Israelis, and Palestinians deserve genuine steps forward on the goal of peace, not more division and political gamesmanship. I do this because every Palestinian child and Israeli child deserves to go to sleep at night dreaming of a brighter future, not one of violence.”

Opposing or voting present:

Bowman (D-NY) 7/18/23: Tweet – “There is no place for antisemitism or any form of hate. Today’s vote was not about peace or anti-hate. It was a bad faith attempt by Republicans to shame a Democratic leader and silence human rights and civic orgs globally. I refuse to play into their idiotic game.”

Lee (D-PA) 7/18/23: Tweet – “I reject antisemitism and xenophobia in all its forms. Whether we’re talking about India, Israel, or Sri Lanka, we are not true allies if we cannot push our partners to uphold basic human rights & democratic values. I cannot vote for unconditional support of any nation-state.”

McCollum (D-MN) 7/18/23: Tweets – “Americans, Israelis, and Palestinians deserve genuine steps forward on the goal of peace, not more division and political gamesmanship. But H.Con.Res.57 just seeks to silence important conversations about Palestinian human rights. (1/2) I will not be silenced. I’ll keep speaking up against antisemitism, oppression, and hate in all its forms. My full statement on H.Con.Res.57 link (2/2)”

Omar (D-MN) 7/18/23: Twitter thread – “I’m voting against this resolution. It was designed by MAGA Republicans to target and shame a colleague, Pramila Jayapal, for comments for which she apologized and clarified. While I strongly agree with explicitly and affirmatively rejecting xenophobia and antisemitism, conflating antisemitism with criticism of the Israeli government is wrong. Multiple human rights groups—including Israel’s leading human rights group B’tselem, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International—have found that the Israeli government’s policies meet the legal definition of apartheid. While the term may be discomforting, I don’t believe it is appropriate for Congress to be explicitly targeting the legal findings of human rights groups in this way. We shouldn’t allow for the silencing of voices supporting Palestinian human rights.Also see: Rep. Ilhan Omar Statement on H.Con.Res. 57

Pressley (D-MA) 7/18/23: statement – “This resolution was not offered in good faith. Like so many votes brought to the floor by Kevin McCarthy, it was meant to divide, distract and exact harm. This resolution specifically was a blatant attempt to marginalize and silence the voices of women of color and anyone who speaks out against human rights violations perpetuated by Israel’s far-right government or any nation. I will always stand with our Jewish neighbors against the very real and overlapping threats of racism, antisemitism, and white supremacy. I continue to have serious concerns about the escalation of state-sanctioned violence in Israel and anti-democratic policies that undermine the rights and liberties of Palestinians and Israelis. While Republicans in Congress govern with chaos and contempt, I remain squarely focused on dismantling racist and discriminatory policies at home and abroad. We must express equitable outrage and compassion for oppressed and marginalized communities here in the United States and across the globe. Politically motivated votes like this one are harmful and unproductive, and they undermine the honest policy discourse and progress our communities deserve.

Ramirez (D-IL) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Antisemitism is real, deadly, & I wholly condemn it. I firmly stand in solidarity with all who work to uphold the human rights & self-determination of Palestinians & Israelis as co-equals. Because lives and democracy are at stake. That is why I voted NO on H. Con. Res. 57image [full statement: “The threat of antisemitism is real, it is deadly, and I wholly condemn it in the strongest terms. I am clear that Republicans have no real commitment to stand up to antisemitism, but will instead take every opportunity to score cheap political points. With no hearing, no markup, and no amendments, the Republican Majority brought forward a resolution introduced only last night for a vote on the House Floor today with the express purpose of turning serious issues related to the human rights of both Israelis and Palestinians into little more than right-wing political footballs. As a person of faith, I believe our foreign policy should lift up our shared humanity and prioritize diplomacy. We should support democratic governance that centers the human rights of all people over politics. I believe we need to continue to work towards a world where the full humanity and rights of all Israeli and Palestinians are honored. This resolution does not do that, and therefore, I could not support it. People are not their governments. Jewish people are not a monolith. Our own caucus is not a monolith. Words matter, and in order to recognize that in our actions, we must have a deliberative process that actually invites dialogue, nuance, and truth-telling. The resolution that was voted on today does not reflect these values. Rushed, kneejerk political messaging isn’t what the people of IL-03 sent me to do in Congress. I firmly stand in solidarity with all who work to advance a true and lasting peace that upholds the human rights and self-determination of both Palestinians and Israelis as co-equals. Let’s be clear: lives and democracy are at stake. H. Con. Res. 57 reflected no such commitment, and that is why I voted no.

Tlaib (D-MI) 7/18/23: Tweet – Israel is an apartheid state. Let’s take a moment just to hear the Israeli government’s own politicians in their own words, not mine.” [including video]

Supporting, but with objections:

Schakowsky (D-IL) 7/18/23: Statement – “Today, I intend to vote ‘yes’ in support of a resolution cynically brought forth by Speaker McCarthy and his extremist allies in support of Israel. I have always supported the existence of a Jewish and democratic state of Israel, as have the vast majority of my Democratic colleagues in the House of Representatives. I continue to value the strong partnership between Israel and the United States and understand the crucial need for a strong Jewish state. And for my entire career, I have vocally supported justice for Palestinians, an end to the occupation, and a two-state solution guaranteeing the rights of all. But unlike my Republican colleagues, who cower in fear of Donald Trump’s seditious, democracy-crushing shadow, being a staunch ally means telling the truth. And the truth is that Prime Minister Netanyahu and the extremists in his current government, have for decades systematically undermined a two-state solution by supporting settlement expansion, pushing Palestinians from their ancestral homes, and working towards de facto annexation of the West Bank. And now we see Netanyahu dead set on undermining Israel’s very own democracy via a misguided judicial reform process. These actions are in direct conflict with US policy that has been overseen by successive bipartisan Administrations for decades until the emergence of twice-impeached, and now twice-indicted, former President Trump. Despite the grave challenges we face, I remain committed to doing everything in my power to fight for Israel’s democracy, and for a two-state solution that can guarantee peace, prosperity, and security for both the Israeli and Palestinian people.


AIPAC 7/18/23: Tweet – “Thank you @RepPfluger for leading this bipartisan resolution affirming the strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship and condemning anti-Israel attacks on our ally. We urge House members to support this pro-Israel resolution when it comes to a vote today.

Allen (R-GA) 7/18/23: Tweet – “As one of our strongest allies, I am proud to stand firm with Israel!” Linked to Pfluger (R-TX) Tweet

Armstrong (R-ND) 7/18/23: Tweet – “I voted for @RepPfluger ’s resolution. We condemn antisemitism and stand with Israel.

Bacon (R-NE) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Antisemitism has no place in Congress. I voted to support the state of Israel and send a message that is is not racist or an apartheid state.”

Balderson (R-OH) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Antisemitism has no place in America and no place in the halls of Congress. Today, I voted in favor of @RepPfluger ’s resolution that unequivocally rejects antisemitism in all forms and reaffirms America’s support for Israel.

Barr (R-KY) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Far-left Democrats will have to go on-the-record to reject or double down on their false comments that Israel is a racist, apartheid state. I am proud to stand with @HouseGOP in supporting the Jewish community and the great State of Israel by voting YES on @RepPfluger’s resolution.”

Bean (R-FL) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Today’s passage of H. Con. Res. 57 says America stands with Israel today, tomorrow, and always.

Blackburn (R-TN) 7/18/23: Tweet – 9 House Democrats voted against a House resolution declaring Israel is not a racist or apartheid state. The Democrats have an antisemitism problem.

Boozman (R-AR) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Proud to stand with @SenTomCotton and our colleagues to say Israel is not a racist state, Congress rejects all forms of antisemitism and xenophobia, and the United States will always be a staunch partner and supporter of Israel.

Britt (R-AL) 7/19/23: Tweet – “Proud to join with @SenTomCotton and my colleagues to introduce this resolution in the Senate. Congress is overwhelmingly sending the message that we stand with Israel and know that the United States has no more reliable partner or stronger friend.

Buchanan (R-FL) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Pleased to stand with Israel, our strongest ally in the Middle East, by voting for @RepPfluger’s resolution. We must send a resounding message that Israel has our unwavering support and that anti-Senitism has no place in our country.

Burgess (R-TX) 7/19/23: Tweet – “Last night, I voted to reaffirm American support of our friend and ally, Israel. As the only democracy in the Middle East, we stand united in protecting freedom across the globe.

Burgess (R-TX) 7/19/23: Tweet – “I stand with Israel!” linked to Pfluger tweet

Cammack (R-FL) 7/19/23: Tweet – “Glad to join @RepPfluger last night in supporting Israel. Anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric has no place in the United States and Rep. Cammack was glad to join with colleagues on both sides of the aisle in reaffirming what we all know: Israel is NOT a racist state

Carl (R-AL) 7/18/23: Tweet – “I was proud to vote YES on this resolution supporting Israel and condemning antisemitism.

Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR) 7/18/23: “I will always stand firmly with the people of Israel, and I look forward to attending President Herzog’s speech tomorrow. Today, I will proudly support @RepPfluger‘s resolution denouncing antisemitism and expressing strong support for our democratic ally.”

Ciscomani (R-AZ) 7/18/23: Tweet – “The United States’ relationship with Israel is one of our most meaningful partnerships across the globe. I was proud to vote in favor of @RepPfluger’s effort to reiterate Congress’ support for the country.   I will ALWAYS stand with our friends in Israel.

Clark (D-NY) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Israel is our cherished ally, a stronghold of democracy in the region, and a symbol of hope for Jewish peoples and communities the world across – and I will forever rise for its right to exist.

Collins (R-GA) 7/19/23: Tweet – The U.S. and Israel have a strong partnership that goes back more than 75 years. I was proud to vote in support of this resolution yesterday which condemned antisemitism and re-iterated our support for Israel.

De La Cruz (R-TX) 7/19/23: Tweet – “Rep. Jayapal’s comments on the state of Israel are unbecoming for a US member of Congress. I commend my friend and fellow Texas representative, @RepPfluger, on introducing a resolution stating the importance of Israel’s historic partnership with the United States.

Dean (D-PA) 7/18/23: Twitter thread – “Today, I voted for a resolution in support of Israel. I firmly believe in the need for a strong Jewish state and will continue to advocate for peace and freedom for Israelis and Palestinians alike. But I want to be clear — this resolution was a political stunt. More on that –> In a time when the Israeli government is threatening democracy, fairness, and freedom, criticism is warranted. This Republican majority, that allows its members to spew antisemitic rhetoric unchecked, is once again using Israel and the Jewish people as a political football. Read my full statement here: (link)

Donalds (R-FL) 7/19/23: Tweet – “There is a strain of anti-Semitism embedded deep within the Democratic party. Many Dems believe Israel should give up more territory & even question its existence. Proud to have joined my @HouseGOP colleagues yesterday in voting to reaffirm support for our friend & ally Israel.” (with video)

Edwards (R-NC) 7/18/23: Tweet – “I’m voting to make it clear that I’ll always stand with the nation of Israel.  #ncpol

Fitzgerald (R-WI) 7/18/23: Tweet – “I voted to condemn antisemitism & affirm Israel is not a racist or apartheid state. In the wake of disappointing comments made from the other side of the aisle, we must stand strongly with our Israeli allies, especially as we welcome President Herzog to Capitol Hill this week.”

Fleischmann (R-TN) 7/18/23: Tweet – “I proudly voted in favor of @RepPfluger‘s resolution to affirm that Israel is 𝐧𝐨𝐭 a racist or apartheid State. America and Israel will always stand together and fight antisemitism. It’s sad that some of my colleagues couldn’t bring themselves to vote yes on this resolution.”

Foxx (R-NC) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Always stand with Israel.”

Gottheimer (D-NJ) 7/18/23: Tweets – “A resolution expressing support for our critical ally Israel and condemning antisemitism just passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support — 412 votes. I’m focused like a laser on ensuring the U.S.-Israel relationship remains bipartisan and durable. Israel is America’s most important ally in the Middle East. Our relationship is critical to protecting our national security, fighting terror, and intelligence collaboration. I look forward to Israeli President @Isaac_Herzog‘s remarks to Congress tomorrow.”

Granger (R-TX) 7/19/23: Tweet – “I proudly voted in favor of H. Con. Res. 57. I will always stand with our ally Israel and condemn any form of antisemitism.

Green (R-TN) 7/19/23: Tweet – “I voted to reject antisemitism. We must stand with our indispensable ally, Israel.

Hagerty (R-TN) 7/19/23: Tweet – “I’m pleased to join @SenTomCotton & 16 @SenateGOP colleagues in introducing a resolution to reaffirm U.S. support for Israel, our most important ally in the Middle East. It’s important for Congress to reject antisemitism in all forms & stand with the Jewish State.

Hern (R-OK) 7/18/23: Tweet – Today and always, I am proud to stand with Israel.

Hill (R-AR) 7/19/23: Tweet – Israel is not a racist state. Congress brought a Resolution to the House Floor that absolutely shows our determination to support our friendship and partnership with Israel that stretches nearly 80 years. Watch my full interview on @FoxBusiness, below.”

Hinson (R-IA) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Proud to vote to affirm our relationship with Israel, condemn anti-Semitism, & reject the absurd notion that Israel is a racist state. I encourage “the Squad” to attend President Herzog’s address tomorrow instead of doubling down on their troubling & unacceptable rhetoric.

Hoeven (R-ND) 7/19/23: Tweet – “We stand with Israel. I joined Senator Cotton in introducing a resolution reaffirming our support for Israel, our strongest partner in the Middle East.

House GOP 7/18/23: Tweet – “Israel is not a racist state.

Hunt (R-TX) 7/19/23: Tweet – “Rep Hunt joined the Great One Mark Levin to discuss the recent persecution of President Trump and the nine Democrats who voted against Israel. You can listen to the full interview here!

James (R-MI) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Proud to join @RepPfluger in signing onto this resolution. Israel is a critical ally and I will proudly stand in supporting the free state of Israel ALWAYS!”


Johnson (R-LA) 7/18/23: Tweet – “It is truly disheartening that this vote even had to be taken.   America will always reject anti-semitism and stand with our great ally, Israel.

Johnson (R-OH) 7/18/23: Tweet – “I’m proud to be a co-sponsor and vote yes tonight on a resolution supporting Israel – every American deserves to know where their representative stands when it comes to supporting our most important, steadfast ally in the Middle East. Thank you @RepPfluger for leading this effort.

Joyce (R-PA) 7/28/23: Tweet – “Anti-semitism has no place in the U.S. House of Representatives. Today, House Republicans will renew our commitment to standing with the people of Israel.

Joyce (R-OH) 7/18/23: Tweet – I strongly condemn any and all forms of anti-Semitism. That’s why I just voted in support of a resolution offered by @RepPfluger to confirm U.S. support for Israel and reaffirm that Israel is not a ‘racist state’.”

Kiggans (R-VA) 7/19/23: Tweet – “I was proud to vote for @RepPfluger’s resolution expressing support for our ally Israel. Antisemitism has no place in our country & certainly not in Congress. I am a staunch supporter of Israel and will always stand with VA’s Jewish community against all antisemitic threats…!

Kim (R-CA) 7/19/23: Tweet – “Yesterday I voted to support our U.S.-Israel alliance, stand with our Jewish community, & reject all forms of antisemitism & xenophobia.” [with video]

Kustoff (R-TN) 7/18/23: Tweet – “NEWS  The resolution I co-sponsored with @RepPfluger and @RepMaxMiller supporting the State of Israel and denouncing antisemitism passed the House of Representatives today. Let me be clear: The U.S. stands firmly with our greatest friend and ally in the Middle East, Israel.

LaLota (R-NY) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Proud to always stand with Israel and vote today to reject all forms of antisemitism and xenophobia.

Lamborn (R-CO) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Today I joined my Congressional colleagues to reject all forms of antisemitism and xenophobia, and affirm my commitment that America will continue to be a partner and supporter of Israel.

Latta (R-OH) 7/18/23: Tweet – “My full statement condemning anti-Semitic rhetoric and affirming support for our friend and ally, Israel: image

LaTurner (R-KS) 7/18/23: Tweet – “America is a stronger and better nation because of our unbreakable bond with Israel. I just voted for @RepPfluger‘s resolution to denounce all forms of anti-Semitism across the globe and reaffirm our nation’s commitment to supporting our strongest ally in the Middle East.”

Lawler (R-NY) 7/18/23: Twitter thread – “Tonight on the eve of President Herzog’s address to Congress, the House overwhelmingly passed a resolution affirming Israel is not a racist state, rejecting anti-Semitism & xenophobia and affirming we will always be a staunch partner & supporter of Israel. I was proud to support this resolution and will always defend our long-standing partnership with our closest ally.”

Lee (R-FL) 7/18/23: Tweet – I stand with Israel and will not tolerate anti-Semitic rhetoric anywhere. My @HouseGOP colleagues and I are proud to support this resolution and support Israel, our strongest ally in the Middle East.”

Lesko (R-AZ) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Since its founding, Israel has stood strong as one of our greatest allies. @HouseGOP will not tolerate the recent troubling rhetoric from the left! We support Israel. America supports Israel…”

Letlow (R-LA) 7/19/23: Tweet – I was proud to vote for @RepPfluger’s resolution to support our unwavering U.S.-Israel alliance, and denounce all forms of antisemitism. Israel and the United States are bound together by our common values, and I will always support our close alliance.

Letlow (R-LA) 7/18/23: Twitter thread – (1/2) Today we will vote to reject antisemitism and reaffirm that Israel is not a racist country. (2/2) Israel is our strongest partner in the Middle East. Together, we champion democracy, protect freedom and inspire future generations. I stand with Israel today, and every day.

Luttrell (R-OH) 7/18/23: Tweet – “I will continue to support our partnership with Israel and strongly condemn the recent antisemitic comments from Democrats. image

Malliotakis (R-NY) 7/18/23: Tweets – “The House just PASSED a bipartisan resolution expressing that Congress condemns our colleague for her ignorant rhetoric about Israel and we REJECT all forms of antisemitism. USA will ALWAYS be a strong supporter of Israel as a strategic security partner & ally. I am honored to have been appointed by @SpeakerMcCarthy to the committee that will escort Israel’s President Isaac Herzog into the House chamber for his historic speech before Congress tomorrow.

Mast (R-FL) 7/18/23: Israel Is One Of Our Strongest Allies

McCaul (R-TX) 7/18/23: Tweet – “CHM @RepMcCaul spoke on the House Floor today in support of HConRes 57, condemning false statements against Israel and reaffirming America’s commitment to our special partnership. WATCH” w/ video; Also McCaul tweet – “Israel is NOT a racist country. It is deeply disturbing that some in Congress have such a profound misunderstanding of Israel and Israeli society.” Also McCaul tweet – “CHM @RepMcCaul: “It is deeply concerning that some members of Congress have such a profound misunderstanding of Israel and Israeli society.”

McCormick (R-GA) 7/18/23: Tweet – “For people who claim they don’t harbor hatred for Israel, our progressive colleagues sure have to clarify their remarks a lot. Glad that the House is voting to condemn anti-Semitism and bigotry!

McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) 7/19/23: McMorris Rodgers Stands With Israel, Votes to Pass Resolution Condemning Antisemitism

Miller (R-OH) 7/18/23: Tweet – “I’m proud to co-sponsor this resolution with my colleagues and #StandWithIsrael!” Also see: Miller Resolution Supporting Israel Scheduled for House Vote

Miller (R-WV) 7/18/23: Tweet -“Israel is not a racist or apartheid state. All 435 members should vote in support of Israel and condemn all forms of antisemitism. This is a no brainer.”

Moore (R-AL) 7/18/23: Tweet – Israel is not a racist state, and any threat to them is a threat to us and our freedoms. I will always be proud to stand with Israel, and tonight I will support @RepPfluger ‘s resolution to condemn antisemitism.”

Moran (R-TX) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Our partnership with Israel is one of the most sacred. There is no place for antisemitism in the halls of Congress. I will continue to stand with Israel.

Nadler (D-NY) 7/18/23: Tweet – “My statement regarding today’s vote on H.Con.Res 57, Expressing the sense of Congress supporting the State of Israel: image

Nehls (R-TX) 7/18/23: Tweet –9 Democrats refused to condemn antisemitism and support our greatest ally, Israel. Disgraceful.

Nickel (D-NC) 7/28/23: Tweet – “Tonight, I joined Democrats and Republicans in supporting @RepPfluger’s resolution condemning hate and antisemitism. Let’s be clear: Israel is not a racist state. As the only democracy in the Middle East, I’ll always stand with our ally Israel.”

Nunn (R-IA) 7/19/23: Unwavering support for Israel (with video)

Owens (R-UT) 7/18/23: Tweet – “I will always stand with Israel, one of America’s strongest allies and a beacon of democracy in the Middle East. Rep. Jayapal’s vile comments do not represent the U.S. House of Representatives or this nation.

Pfluger (R-TX) 7/18/23: tweet – “BREAKING: @SenTomCotton just introduced the Senate companion to my resolution affirming U.S. support for Israel. I hope all 535 Members of the House and Senate vote against antisemitism and affirm that Israel is not a racist state.”

Pfluger (R-TX) 7/18/23: Tweet – “SOON  The House is voting on my resolution in support of Israel that lets every American know exactly where their Representatives stand when it comes to supporting Israel and our Jewish communities. I hope all 435 Members of Congress join me.

Pfluger (R-TX) 7/17/23: Tweet – “Israel is our strongest partner in the Middle East, and recent Member comments denigrating Israel are unacceptable and disgusting. My resolution lets every American know exactly where their Representatives stand when it comes to supporting Israel and our Jewish communities.

Pocan (D-WI) 7/18/23: statement – “This resolution is aspirational: it embodies what Israel wants to be and what we hope it is. But if we want to make this vision a reality, then as friends of Israel, we must point out the significant barriers to those aspirations – as any good friend would. We must recognize that the expansion of illegal settlements, settler terrorism, and inhumane conditions in Gaza make meaningful peace elusive, as do rocket attacks against Israelis by extremists in Gaza. I believe the best thing the United States can do to support Israel and Palestine and work toward peace in the region would be for the State Department to appoint a Special Envoy, with deep roots in both communities, who can bring the parties together to find a path towards peace. Israel is a friend of the United States. Criticism of the Israeli government and their actions is not antisemitism – it’s real and honest friendship.” Also tweet.

Republican Jewish Coalition 7/18/23: Tweet – “Thank you @RepPfluger, @RepDavidKustoff, @RepMaxMiller  for bringing this important @GOP-led resolution to the House floor to express Congress’ support for the State of Israel

Reschenthaler (R-PA) 7/19/23: Tweet – “Antisemitic comments espoused by Democrats in Congress further fan the flames of hate in America. It’s past time for these members to stop embracing hateful and dangerous anti-Israel rhetoric.

Rogers (R-AL) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Let me be clear – Israel is not an Apartheid state. Israel is our closest ally in the region and a tremendous partner. These disgraceful and anti-Semitic comments are unacceptable, and I am proud to support this resolution.

Rouzer (R-NC) 7/19/23: Tweet – I was proud to cast my vote in support of @RepPfluger’s resolution rejecting antisemitism and expressing support for a strong U.S.-Israel partnership. House Republicans will always stand with Israel.”

Ryan (R-NY) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Israel is the only inclusive democracy in the Middle East; both a true friend and key strategic ally to the United States. I was proud to vote in favor of H.Con.Res. 57, to both condemn antisemitism and reaffirm my strong support for the Jewish State.

Scalise (R-LA) 7/18/23: press release – Scalise On Our Military, Condemning Anti-Semitism, Improving Air Travel [“And finally, we look forward to welcoming President Herzog and celebrating Israel’s 75th anniversary as a Jewish state. Many of us have been there personally. We welcome when leaders, whether it’s the Prime Minister, the President of Israel, come here. I think you’re going to see very rousing applause for the President and we’re going to be passing a piece of legislation today, just to continue showing solidarity between the United States and Israel, to stand up against the anti-Semitism that – unfortunately – is growing on the Democrats’ side. And then, ultimately, to stand up [to] those who have tried to call out Israel as ‘a racist state,’ and to show that we stand with Israel, and I think you’re going to see a very full chamber, and a very raucous welcome for the President.”]

Schweikert (R-AZ) 7/28/23: Tweet – “Today, I voted to reject antisemitism and reaffirm that Israel is not a racist state. Proud to stand with our friend and strongest ally in the Middle East.

Self (R-TX) 7/18/23: Tweet – “I am proud to stand with our ally Israel and co-sponsor @RepPfluger ‘s concurrent resolution. Labeling Israel as a racist country is a blatant attack against the only Jewish state and democracy in the Middle East.”

Sherman (D-CA) 7/19/23: Sherman Defends Israel & Slams Republican Hypocrisy (incl video)

Smucker (R-PA) 7/19/23: Tweet – “I will always stand with our close friend and ally, Israel.

Stauber (R-MN) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Today, we stand in Congress to affirm our unwavering support for our strong ally Israel and to condemn anti-Semitism. I am proud to stand with Israel!”

Stefanik (R-NY) 7/19/23: Tweet – “This past weekend Rep. Pramila Jayapal made vile anti-Semitic and anti-Israel comments in which she called Israel a “racist state.” House Republicans passed a resolution to condemn these vile comments.

Stefanik (R-NY) 7/18/23: Tweet – “My statement on the passage of the resolution condemning anti-Semitism and supporting Israel.” (statement)

Steube (R-FL) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Each member of Congress went on record and let the American people see where they stand on Israel. The U.S. will continue to support our greatest ally in the Middle East!

Stevens (D-MI) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Tonight, I voted to affirm the U.S. Congress’ bipartisan support for the State of Israel & rejection of antisemitism. The consensus is clear, & I am eager to hear more from Israeli President Herzog tomorrow about how to strengthen our alliance w/ our critical Middle East partners”

Strong (R-AL) 7/18/23: Tweet – Israel is one of our strongest partners. It is not a racist state, despite what some of my colleagues claim. I am proud to support @RepPfluger’s resolution to condemn anti-semitism. I proudly stand with Israel and our Jewish communities

Tiffany (R-WI) 7/18/23: Tweet – “.@HouseGOP will always condemn all forms of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks. Shamefully, 9 Democrats voted not to today.”

Tillis (R-NC) 7/19/23: Tillis, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Affirming American Support for Israel

Titus (D-NV) 7/18/23: Tweet – “The relationship between the United States and Israel is rooted in a deep commitment to democratic values. I’m voting today to affirm our ironclad partnership ahead of President Herzog’s visit to Washington.

Van Duyne (R-TX) 7/19/23: Tweet – “With antisemitism on the rise, we must call people out for their antisemitism and hold them accountable. I STRONGLY condemn Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s antisemitic and anti-Israel comments. Yesterday, I voted FOR @RepPfluger’s resolution reaffirming our support of Israel and rejecting ALL forms of antisemitism and xenophobia. I will never back down from supporting our ally, Israel, and our Jewish friends worldwide.

Walburg (R-MI) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Tonight the House will vote on @RepPfluger’s resolution to express our support for Israel and condemn antisemitism. Let’s be unified and clear: Israel is not a racist state.

Webster (R-FL) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Israel is not a racist state, it is the strongest, longest lasting democracy in the Middle East and our closest ally in the region. Today, the House will vote a resolution I co-introduced with @RepPfluger that denounces antisemitism and reiterates the U.S. support of Israel.

Westerman (R-AR) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Tonight I voted in support of @RepPfluger‘s resolution to #StandWithIsrael and reject all forms of antisemitism.”

Williams (R-TX) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Since day one, my platform has always been to stand with Israel. I am proud to announce that @HouseGOP passed H. Con. Res. 57 which I cosponsored that ensures the US will always support Israel and rejects all forms of antisemitism. #StandWithIsrael

Womack (R-AR) 7/18/23: Tweet – “Anti-semitism has no place in the United States Congress.   I’m proud the House passed @RepPfluger’s resolution condemning this reckless rhetoric from the left and reaffirming our nation’s relationship with Israel.

Yakym (R-IN) 7/19/23: Tweet – “Last night I voted for @RepPfluger’s resolution to reject anti-semitic rhetoric coming from the far-left and to affirm our steadfast support for our ally and democratic partner @Israel.”