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Remember their Names, Because History Will Not

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The antics this week surrounding the Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act HR 5323 caused anxiety to the Jews in your community. Just ask around. The antacid market probably had a good week.

Meant to provide $1 billion in emergency aid to replenish Israel’s depleted supply of defensive missiles in the aftermath of Hamas’ most recent war on Israel’s sovereignty, the bill absorbed a great deal of media attention.

Why? Why would such an obviously humane act toward our long-standing ally to protect the lives of its citizens from indiscriminate missile attacks cause such angst?

The answer is: it didn’t.

The appropriations bill passed by an overwhelming and bipartisan majority. A vote of 420 to 9 with two sheepish votes of “present” is not a close call. In fact, it’s remarkably reminiscent of Congress’ past bipartisan treatment of Israel.

Those who voted against funding to protect Israeli Jews, Muslims, Christians, and all others residing in the State of Israel found themselves in a pitiful minority. This handful of naysayers for saving lives included the usual suspects in the Squad in addition to a paltry number of human rights posers who lack basic understanding of what human rights entail.

It is worth one moment to read their names. Know who voted against Israeli lives.

They included: Democrats Rashida Tlaib; Ilhan Omar; Ayanna Pressley; Cori Bush; Andre Carson; Marie Newman; Jesus Garcia; Raul Grivala; and Republican Tom Massie. Self-serving and gutless Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Hank Johnson chose to vote “present,” with AOC issuing a lengthy, angst-ridden diatribe about her tear-ridden and ultimately meaningless decision.

Remember their names, because history will not.

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