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  • Rep. Frankel Statement on President Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: “The President’s announcement today is consistent with current U.S. law and reaffirms what we already know: Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. The U.S. must recommit to our long-standing goal of a negotiated solution that leads to two states for two people. Only direct negotiations between the pa... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Opposes Trump’s Decision to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel

    Washington, DC -- Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) opposes President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold certification of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear agreement. The JCPOA must be re-certified by the President every three months under existing U.S. law. Today’s decision begins a 60-day window for Congress to consider re-imposing JCPOA-related sanctions on Iran. “President Trump’s decision to withhold certification of the JCPOA is a manufa... Read more

  • Frankel Applauds Largest U.S.-Israel Military Aid Package in History
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel

    Contact: Rachel Huxley-Cohen, rachel.huxley-cohen@mail.house.gov, 202-258-0743 Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) issued the following statement regarding the signing of a new ten-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for at least $38 billion in U.S. military aid to Israel. “Threats from all fronts jeopardize the safety of our greatest ally in the Middle East,” Frankel said. “This historic deal will provide Israel with the resources to defend itself while underscoring the United States’ unwaver... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Israel’s 68th Independence Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) issued the following statement honoring Israel’s 68th Independence Day, or Yom Haatzmaut. “Today, I join Israelis in celebrating their accomplishments and rejoicing in their freedom. I was born just a few days after Israel’s independence and grew up alongside the Jewish State, watching it develop into a strong ally in democracy, even in the face of existential threats. Every year on this day, I am reminded of the strength and courage of the Israeli peopl... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Bus Bombing in Jerusalem
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to the bus bombing attack in Jerusalem. “No one should ever have to fear for their life during their evening commute. I stand strongly with our ally, Israel, in solidarity, and my thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones.” ### Read more

  • Frankel Urges Increased Funding for U.S.-Israel Anti-tunnel Defense Program
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) has called for Congress to increase investment to $42.7 million in Fiscal Year 2017 for the development of a new Joint U.S.-Israel Anti-tunnel Defense Program. This cooperative U.S.-Israel protection system is a response to underground tunnel networks from Gaza to Israel used by terrorist groups to stage attacks against Israelis. “Israel is constantly threatened in air, on land, and underground.” Frankel said. “This joint investment will make both our nations m... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Joins Jewish Members of Congress in Opposing “Offensive and Incendiary” UNESCO Resolution Blaming Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Today, U.S. Representative Lois Frankel (D-FL) joined her colleagues, U.S. Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Sandy Levin (D-MI), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Brad Sherman (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Susan Davis (D-CA), Steve Israel (D-NY), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Steve Cohen (D-TN), John Yarmuth (D-KY), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Jared Polis (D-CO), David Cicilline (D-RI), Alan Grayson (D-FL), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), and Lee Zeldin (R-NY) to issue a joint, b... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Recent Violence in Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement on the latest violence in Israel. "I am very troubled by this latest wave of Palestinian violence against Israelis. No one should have to fear that their child might be stabbed while riding a bicycle down the street, or that their parents will be the next victims of a terrorist drive-by shooting. I urge President Abbas and Palestinian leaders to swiftly and strongly condemn these acts of terror and to denounce anyone who provokes ... Read more

  • Frankel Statement Honoring Israel’s 67th Independence Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) made the following statement today honoring Israel’s 67th Independence Day: “Every year I am reminded of the extraordinary accomplishments of the young State of Israel. See, our birthdays are just a few days apart. This year we both turn sixty-seven. “When I think of some of my own milestones I inherently think about Israel. “We came into the world at the same time, but while I was being cared for by loving parents, Israel was forced to fight for its very survi... Read more

  • Frankel Meets with Rabbis to Discuss Priorities of South Florida Jewish Community
    Posted in Press Releases on February 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today hosted Jewish leaders from across Palm Beach and Broward counties for a roundtable discussion on America's foreign policy challenges, focusing on strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship. Congresswoman Frankel said, “In light of the serious issues currently unfolding in the Middle East, including ongoing negotiations with Iran, I welcomed the opportunity to hear from local leaders from the Jewish community about their hopes, concerns, and priorities. In... Read more