Today we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the United States signaling to the world that #Jerusalem is the eternal and undivided capital of #Israel with the opening of our #US Embassy in Jerusalem.https://t.co/4MLpkbl2fI— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 14, 2019
The Holocaust revisionism of ?@RashidaTlaib? is simply FALSE. This article gives the real history. Key excerpt: “The Arab leadership was also openly pro-Nazi. Haj Amin al-Husseini, the mufti of Jerusalem and a respected figure…” 1/2 https://t.co/i6Nwnfb2jG— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 14, 2019
2/2 “…in Palestinian circles to this day, met with Hitler & visited German troops. According to the German transcript…the mufti said: ‘An appeal by the Mufti to the Arab countries . . . would produce a great number of volunteers eager to fight.’” https://t.co/i6Nwnfb2jG— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 14, 2019
I have long fought for the US to recognize Jerusalem as the rightful capital of Israel and move its embassy there and am grateful for @realDonaldTrump‘s leadership in making this historic move.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 14, 2019
It was a true honor to witness the historic event in person one year ago.
Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy:
It’s clear that Democrat Leadership is scared of its radical, anti-Israel members. But @HouseGOP isn’t. @RepMcCaul, @RepBrianMast, @RepLeeZeldin, and @RepDavidKustoff are addressing the rising trend in anti-Semitism across the world, live at 11:15 ET: https://t.co/xsH5hmjonP— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) May 15, 2019
We ask just 21 Democrats to join with us—to stand up for what is right and to stand against the growing anti-Semitism around the world. pic.twitter.com/IsQAWCd3iw— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) May 15, 2019
I encourage all US Representatives, GOP & Dem, to sign the discharge petition filed today forcing a vote on the anti-BDS bill (HR336) fighting back against the anti-Israel & anti-Semitic hate that has infiltrated US politics, college campuses & even the halls of Congress now. pic.twitter.com/hd8LoPnNss— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) May 15, 2019
Today, democrats have the opportunity to stand up to the anti-Semitic elements within their own party. Republicans have filed a discharge petition to vote on an anti Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) bill and I am a proud cosponsor of this bill to support our ally Israel. pic.twitter.com/3OFuZVZsOv— Rep. Russ Fulcher (@RepRussFulcher) May 15, 2019
.@GOPLeader: “There is a rising trend in anti-Semitism across the world and the elected leaders have a duty to address it. One particular example of this trend is the growing participation in the ugly Boycott, Sanction, and Divestment movement.” pic.twitter.com/1Aj2DnFPF3— The Hill (@thehill) May 15, 2019
Today House Dems have a choice:— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) May 15, 2019
? Sign the anti-BDS discharge petition and show they support one of America’s strongest and most steadfast allies
? Sit silently and refuse to sign on, allowing the anti-Semitism to continue growing in their ranks
I joined @SteveScalise, @GOPLeader, & @RepLizCheney to file a discharge petition on H.R.336-an anti-BDS package. Combatting hatred should be a bipartisan movement, and I hope my colleagues on both sides of the aisle can stand w/ me and bring H.R.336 to the floor for a full vote. pic.twitter.com/3l2cobGiVp— Rep. David Kustoff (@RepDavidKustoff) May 15, 2019
“There is a rising tide of anti-Semitism in the world, a scourge that is spreading in the Middle East, in Europe and even here in the United States. In recent months, Jewish communities in Pittsburgh and the San Diego area have been victimized by deadly shootings at synagogues. Monitors say that the frequency of anti-Semitic incidentsin the United States is near a four-decade high. Anti-Semitic statements have been heard lately from members of Congress, and an anti-Semitic cartoon was published recently by a major newspaper.
A particularly troubling aspect of this anti-Semitic trend is that the ugly Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS — a political and economic attack on Israel’s right to exist — continues to gain steam. Political leaders on both sides of the aisle have a responsibility to confront this ugliness head-on.
State and local leaders across the nation are stepping up and taking action to ensure that the taxpayers they represent are not made unwilling participants in the BDS movement. In the House and Senate here in Washington, we have worked together to champion bipartisan legislation that would prevent the federal government from obstructing those state and local efforts. It is past time for the legislation to become law. …”
STUNNING AND BRAVE!
Well folks, I admire how hard the Republican Party continues to fight for Israel’s right to exist on this earth given the precariousness of its situation after Bibi Netanyahu’s recent annexation of the Golan Heights, its declaration that it is a Jewish ethnostate, the rise of anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party best symbolized by the audacity of Sen. Bernie Sanders questioning the march to war in Iran or Rep. Ilhan Omar calling out the negative influence of AIPAC, how hard it fights for a group of people who not only vote against them in lopsided numbers in every election, but who are also notorious for denigrating their own base who are noble enough to be a good sport about it given the lack of pushback.