In a House divided, moderate and progressive Democrats clash over Israel, Palestinians

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Rashida Tlaib said reading the statements from Biden and Blinken, one “would hardly know that Palestinians existed,” and that there has been no recognition of home demolitions or evictions, the detaining of children or sustained harassment of worshippers at the Al-Aqsa mosque, and no recognition of Palestinian humanity.

JNS: Two blocs of Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives gave dueling speeches on the House floor on Thursday evening, addressing the ongoing violence in Israel.

“Then your mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed,
To the end that everyone from the mountains of Esau
May be cut off by slaughter.” Obadiah 1:9

The speeches started with one-minute addresses from nine pro-Israel Democrats speaking in front of a poster with pins of where the more than 2,000 rockets fired by the terrorist organization Hamas had landed so far.

The pro-Israel contingent includes Reps. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.), Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Elaine Luria (D-Va.), Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), Kathy Manning (D-N.C.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.) and Lois Frankel (D-Fla.).

They said there were no comparisons between the State of Israel defending itself and the terrorist organization Hamas launching rockets at innocent civilians.

“In case there is any confusion, Hamas is a terrorist organization designated by the United States, dedicated to the destruction of Israel, and which Congress has and must condemn for killing innocent civilians and using women and children as human shields,” said Gottheimer. “No one here should make excuses for a terrorist organization. Who is the next target of their sympathy? ISIS? Al-Qaeda? Hezbollah? Between terrorists and democracy, we should always choose the democracy.” Read More

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