RJC Slams Biden Administration Israel Sanctions

Washington, DC - The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s executive order imposing Israel sanctions:

This executive order is about cold, calculated politics - plain and simple. Joe Biden and his team are watching his poll numbers crater. Today he traveled to the key battleground state of Michigan, home of the largest Arab-American population in the United States, desperate for some sort of political “win” with his fervently anti-Israel base in the Democratic Party. It’s a disgrace.

Biden has to know that this executive order will be taken by many as suggesting a moral equivalence between Hamas terrorists, who massacred, raped, and kidnapped defenseless civilians, and a small number of Israelis whose reported actions are investigated and prosecuted where appropriate by the authorities. 

Let’s be clear: we stand unequivocally against criminal violence - there is no moral equivalence because there can be no equivalence between a democracy governed by the rule of law and a brutally corrupt terrorist organization. 

This first-of-its-kind executive order sends precisely the wrong message at absolutely the worst time, emboldening the terrorists and undermining the Jewish state. Joe Biden has needlessly damaged the US-Israel alliance yet again.

Congress and the American people must make it clear that the Biden administration is dangerously off course regarding Israel.