Expressing support for the State of Israel's right to defend Israeli sovereignty, to protect the lives and safety of the Israeli people, and to use all means necessary to confront and eliminate nuclear threats posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran…

May 23, 2011
May 23, 2011
Referred to House (sub)committee

45 cosponsors

Would affirm that the House condemns Iran for its threats to annihilate the U.S. and Israel, and for its incitement to genocide against Israelis; supports all means of persuading Iran to stop its nuclear program; and reaffirms the U.S. bond with Israel and pledges to ensure Israel receives the military and economic assistance it needs to address the Iranian threat.

Gohmert introduced the same resolution in 2010 to coincide with the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) lobbying effort on Capitol Hill. The resolution echoes two tenets of the ‘CUFI Pledge,’ namely the obligation to support Israel’s right to defend itself by any means and to stand with Israel whenever necessary until attacks from its enemies and terrorists cease.

In addition to Gohmert, thirty four of this resolution’s 45 cosponsors are affiliated with the Tea Party. CUFI declared itself the ‘soul of the Tea Party’ in 2011 and began lobbying members of Congress associated with the Tea Party to support continued U.S. military aid to Israel even as they sought drastic reductions in foreign aid.

See also: H.R. 1655 of 4/15/11 and H.R. 2105 of 6/3/11 on Iran’s WMD programs.

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