“I want to say to all the people of Samaria that they are beloved by the American people, and we believe that Judea and Samaria are not the ‘West Bank’ but part of the state of Israel,” Franks told the Samarian Regional Council delegation on Capitol Hill.
The ten-year, billion-dollar military defense deal between the US and Israel, which US Ambassador Dan Shapiro said on Sunday would be signed very soon, is being held up by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the Washington Post reported.
The U.S. Congress hosted a conference on Wednesday in support of Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria and against the activities of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement on American college campuses.
Brian Mast, a US army veteran and Republican running for Congress in Florida: “Anybody that’s ever traveled through Israel understands that they represent everything that we could possibly want to see in a peaceful Middle East.”
The media, Obama administration, and Democrats alike are trying to muddy the water so that Orlando becomes an organizing point for gun control, rather than the need to stop terrorists from targeting American citizens.