RJC Response to “Nakba” Resolution
Washington, DC –– The Republican Jewish Coalition responded today to a resolution in the US House of Representatives, introduced by Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Jamaal Bowman, and others, calling for official US recognition of “the Nakba”, a term which labels the establishment and existence of the State of Israel as a “catastrophe”.
RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman said:
The “Nakba” resolution distorts history and international law in service to an anti-Israel agenda that has no place in the US Congress.
This is another attempt by the most radical leftists in Congress to delegitimize our ally Israel and to promote anti-Israel and frankly antisemitic efforts to destroy the only democracy in the Middle East. The fact that such a resolution could be introduced at all demonstrates that the Democratic leadership in the House is completely unwilling or unable to rein in the worst impulses of their caucus.
This resolution, filled with false claims and hate-mongering, should be rejected by every member of Congress.