In rebuke to Jayapal, US House passes pro-Israel resolution


(JNS) — The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a resolution affirming that Israel is “not a racist or apartheid state,” in a rebuke to remarks Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) made last weekend.

The resolution introduced by Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas) was approved by a vote of 412-9, with 195 Democrats joining all Republicans in voting yes.

It also states that Congress rejects antisemitism and that the United States “will always be a staunch partner and supporter of Israel.”

Israel is our strongest partner in the Middle East, and recent Member comments denigrating I...

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