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Gohmert Continues His Firm Stand with Israel

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Washington, July 16, 2014 | comments

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement showing unwavering support for Israel after a ceasefire was rejected by Hamas:

“The existence and safety of the nation of Israel is critical to the safety and existence of the United States and those who love true freedom. Israel’s support for human rights is more consistent with the position of the United States than any other nation in the middle east. Most Americans believe that if we as a nation bless Israel, we will be blessed. Therefore, any enemy of Israel is an enemy of the United States. As the first nation to recognize Israel as an independent state when it was re-established in 1948, the United States has known Israel as one of its closest allies. 

Now, Israel is being rocked again by age-old violence from people who have received United States aid and money and yet have vowed destruction of Israel. Now is the time to stand stronger than ever with our dear friend, Israel, not only in prayer and spirit, but in deed and defense. If anyone doubted who truly wanted peace in the middle east, any doubts should have been erased when Israel agreed to a cease-fire, yet Hamas remained a consistent terrorist group and refused anything that resembled peace. All aid of any kind from which Hamas benefits should be eliminated and all aid we can provide to Israel should be provided. In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers have been and remain with the blessed nation of Israel." 


Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.

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