Press Release

Jewish Dems Condemns GOP Lies on Israel

May 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) CEO Halie Soifer released the following statement in response to Republican efforts to use House procedural maneuvers to falsely and intentionally misrepresent Democratic support for Israel:

“The overwhelming majority of Democrats support Israel’s right to self-defense and U.S. military assistance to Israel, including the Iron Dome. Before a ceasefire was reached between Israel and Hamas last week, Republicans in Congress used procedural maneuvers to force votes that would allow them to falsely claim that Democrats do not support Israel. Republicans manipulated arcane House procedures to support this false narrative, while attempting to block funding to help secure the Capitol.

“Make no mistake – there was no vote on Israel last week in the House. There was a vote on Capitol security, and all Democrats supported it, while all Republicans opposed it. Republicans are lying, and they should be ashamed of themselves for denying the truth.”

For more information on JDCA’s policy positions, its 2021 agenda, or to speak with Halie Soifer, contact [email protected]