Congressman Gaetz Speaks on House Floor about Israel

October 12, 2017

“I rise today to support our friend and ally Israel and to stand for the obvious proposition that Israel, the Jewish people, have an ancient connection to the city of Jerusalem.  This connection has been forged through millennia shared faith and shared history yet the U.N. is actually trying to rewrite history and condemn Jerusalem and call it an occupying power in Jerusalem and prevent scientists from excavating even though past findings have been significant.  They have been silent when Israel's culture has been attacked including the desecration and burning of holy sites. Each year there are no horrors to the U.N. their cruelty and attempts to erase history and anti-Semitism cannot be tolerated any longer.  Today I'm introducing a resolution reaffirming the connection of the Jewish people to the city of Jerusalem and condemning UNESCO’s attempts to punish and delegitimize Israel.  I encourage my colleagues to show solidarity with Israel and to support the President’s removal of the United States from UNESCO and to support this resolution I proposed.”