7 Bills Passed to Support Israel and Combat Anti-Semitism

Israel is at war with Hamas terrorists who will stop at nothing to achieve their goal of eradicating the Jewish people and the only democracy in the Middle East. This much is clearly laid out in these Iranian-backed terrorists’ founding charter, and if we give them the chance, they will carry out the October 7th attacks again and again until they are successful. 

The United States has a moral obligation to lead with clarity, stand with our ally against this evil, and demonstrate our unwavering support. Now is not the time for a ceasefire. Instead, we must stay true to our ally and come to Israel’s aid until Hamas has been defeated. 

The good news is that the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 6126) to provide Israel with the resources needed to defend itself against Hamas. This $14.3 billion aid package would:

  • Ensure American military readiness and replenish domestic defense stockpiles;
  • Bolster Israel’s defensive capabilities and replenish the Iron Dome;
  • Support artillery and munitions production; and
  • Enhance security at the United States Embassy in Jerusalem.

But that’s not all. I was also proud to join my colleagues in passing 6 other bills this week to cut off funding to Hamas and help address the alarming rise of anti-Semitism in the United States, including:

  • The Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act (H.R. 3266) to end the Palestinian Authority’s indoctrination of youth in the West Bank and Gaza with textbooks calling for violence against Israeli soldiers and civilians.
  • The Hamas International Financing Prevent Action (H.R. 340) to impose strong sanctions on Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and other organizations financially supporting terrorism against Israel.
  • The Stop Harboring Iranian Petroleum (SHIP) Act (H.R. 3774) to impose visa and asset-blocking sanctions that will restrict Iran’s ability to export oil and finance terrorism in the Middle East.
  • A resolution (H.Res. 798) to condemn all forms of anti-Semitism on college campuses and ensure Jewish faculty and students are safe from intimidation and threats.
  • A resolution (H.Res. 559) to reaffirm that the United States will exhaust all means to ensure Iran never obtains nuclear weapons.
  • A resolution (H.Res. 599) urging the European Union to join the United States in designating Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, strengthening our global posture encouraging more international cooperation.

These bills passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, once again proving that the People’s House will not waver in our support for Israel. Now, it’s time for the Senate to join us by acting quickly to pass these critical pieces of legislation and sending them to President Biden’s desk to become law.

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