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  • 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

  • Frankel Statement on Passage of U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Frankel Statement for the Congressional Record on passage of U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act: "Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the U.S. Israel Strategic Partnership Act to designate our Israeli ally as a “major strategic partner” of the United States. To the casual observer, it seems that Israel is nothing more than a war zone. The only time Israel appears to be discussed in the news is when something bad happens. A Palestinian terrorist attacks worshipers at a synagogue in Jerusal... Read more

  • Frankel Condemns Attack at Jerusalem Synagogue
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today issued the following statement in response to the deadly terror attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem. “The horrific attack this morning that killed four Israeli civilians in a house of worship is appalling. My thoughts are with the families of the victims, as well as those still mourning the deaths of Israeli civilians killed in several recent acts of terror. I join with leaders around the world in condemning this attack in the strongest possible terms.” Read more

  • House Passes Emergency Funding For Israel's Iron Dome
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement in regards to the passage of the bi-partisan H.J.Res 76 to provide $225 million in immediate emergency funding to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. “This funding is crucial to the defense of Israeli citizens from Hamas terrorism. It is a testament to the United States’ long standing and deep friendship with Israel,” said Frankel. Iron Dome is an advanced missile defense system developed by Israel with the support of Ame... Read more

  • Frankel Supports Israel’s Right to Defend Citizens from Hamas Terror Tunnels
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Today, Representative Lois Frankel reiterated her support for Israel as the country defends itself against Hamas’ vast underground tunnel network. “No nation can accept the perpetual threat of terrorists launching attacks and kidnappings from underground tunnels,” Frankel said. “It’s shocking to learn that Hamas has spent upwards of $100 million on these tunnels at the expense of Palestinians in Gaza. The Hamas leadership has once again shown that it cares more about killing Israelis than it doe... Read more

  • Frankel Statement On Israeli Ground Operation In Gaza
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement on July 17, 2014, regarding Israel’s launching of a ground operation in Gaza. “Israel has shown remarkable restraint and has made every effort to reach a cease fire. Hamas has rejected these efforts and continued launching attacks against Israeli civilians while hiding among Palestinian civilian populations. Hamas is responsible for the loss of innocent life on both sides of this tragic conflict. Israel’s decision to enter Gaza to root ou... Read more

  • Frankel Honors Israel's 66th Independence Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Israel, Foreign Affairs

    Mr. Speaker, yesterday Israelis commemorated Memorial Day, to honor the memory of the more than 24,000 Israeli men, women and children who have been killed in terror attacks and wars over the past sixty-six years. Immediately following Memorial Day, Israel transitioned to Independence Day, when Israelis and Jews across the globe celebrate the modern day revival of the State of Israel. This abrupt transition from the solemnity of Memorial Day to the celebration of Independence Day embodies the Is... Read more