U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., right, comforts Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., center, when Tlaib became emotional during remarks on a resolution to censure her for comments and tweets she has made about Israel. (Screenshot from U.S. House webcast)

SD’s Johnson votes with majority to censure Tlaib over Israel remarks

BY: - November 7, 2023

The U.S. House voted late Tuesday to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib for remarks the Michigan Democrat has made about Israel and Palestine amid the ongoing war in the Middle East. The chamber voted, 234-188, to adopt a resolution written by Georgia Republican Rich McCormick that censures Tlaib, the only Palestinian-American member of Congress, for a handful of […]

U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, speaks after a Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on March 28, 2023, in Washington, D.C. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Thune visits Israel, says ‘organizations like Hamas have to be eliminated’

BY: - October 23, 2023

U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, said during a weekend visit to Israel that if the world wants peace, “organizations like Hamas have to be eliminated.” Israel has been at war with Hamas, a militant Palestinian group in the Gaza Strip, since surprise attacks by Hamas on Oct. 7. Thune joined a bipartisan group of […]

Palestinian emergency services and local citizens search for victims in buildings destroyed during Israeli raids in the southern Gaza Strip on Oct. 17, 2023, in Khan Yunis, Gaza. (Ahmad Hasaballah/Getty Images)

Republicans push for border funding to be wrapped into Israel, Ukraine aid package

BY: and - October 17, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate leaders called Tuesday for a bipartisan aid package for Israel’s counteroffensive against Hamas that also includes assistance for Ukraine and Taiwan, with possible border funding sought by Republicans, as President Joe Biden prepared to leave Tuesday evening for a trip to Israel. Meanwhile, an explosion killed hundreds Tuesday at al-Ahli Arab […]