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Reps. Chabot and Lamborn, Israel Allies Caucus Co-Chairs, Issue Statement on Amnesty Int'l Report on Israel

Washington, D.C. -Today, Representatives Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO), co-chairs of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus, released the following statement on Amnesty International's report on Israel:  

“We are deeply concerned by Amnesty International’s biased report on Israel which inappropriately ignores history and context to smear the foremost democracy in the Middle East as an apartheid state," the co-chairs said. "Israel has a right to defend itself, but Amnesty’s tunnel vision downplays the real problem: Palestinian intransigence and the constant terror threat from Hamas and other armed groups. Worse, it fails to recognize that the history of anti-Semitism, including the Holocaust, requires Israel to remain a safe haven and a Jewish state. This sort of rhetoric won’t do anything to solve the underlying problems and only gives talking points to radical extremists.”

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