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Jake Sullivan, White House National Security Advisor

House Democrats: We Cannot Undermine Our Ally Israel

A group of 26 House Democrats on Friday, May 10, wrote to US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, expressing their deep concern about the arms shipment to Israel that was recently withheld.

The letter was spearheaded by US Representatives Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Jared Golden (ME-2): “We are deeply concerned about the message the Administration is sending to Hamas and other Iranian-backed terrorist proxies by withholding weapons shipments to Israel, during a critical moment in the negotiations.”

“Seven months after October 7, the deadliest day for the Jewish people since the end of the Holocaust, Iranian-backed terrorist proxies continue to fire rockets and mortars into Israel and at Americans from all directions. At the same time, antisemitism is spreading globally like wildfire,” the lawmakers wrote.

“We fear that public disputes with our critical ally only emboldens our mutual enemies, including Hamas, Hezbollah, the Houthis, and other Iranian-backed proxies. It also buttresses their agenda of chaos, brutality, and hate, and makes a hostage agreement even harder to achieve. Hamas still holds more than 130 hostages, including eight Americans, five of whom may still be alive,” they added.

The lawmakers stressed, “With democracy under assault around the world, we cannot undermine our ally Israel, especially in her greatest hour of need. America’s commitments must always be ironclad. We have a duty to continue to equip Israel with the resources she needs to defend herself and crush the terrorists who also seek to do America harm, free the hostages including the Americans, continue delivering critical humanitarian aid to innocent civilians in Gaza, and to stand by our democratic allies around the world.”

UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron also said on Sunday that imposing an arms embargo on Israel would strengthen Hamas and could reduce chances to reach a hostage release deal. (INN / VFI News)

“You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.” - Luke 21:16