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Ted Deutch Breaks With House Progressives on Funding Israel’s Iron Dome

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, criticized progressives in the Democratic caucus for stopping additional funds going to Israel to support the Iron...
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Marco Rubio Urges Senate to Fund Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense System

Rubio was joined by U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, Mike Rounds, R-SD, Joe Manchin, D-WV, Susan Collins, R-Maine, Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and John Thune, R-SD, in sending a letter to U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee  Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., urging them to support Israel’s emergency request of “$1 billion in security assistance in order to replenish and prepare its Iron Dome missile defense system for a future conflict.” 
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Jimmy Patronis Praises Employee Who Left Ben & Jerry’s Over ‘Brazen Discrimination Against Israel’

This week, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Susannah Levin, a former Ben & Jerry’s employee who recently resigned from the company following their decision to stop selling in Israeli settlements. 
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Ron DeSantis Wants SBA to Add Ben & Jerry’s, Unilever on List of Companies...

Ben & Jerry’s has announced plans to remove its products and prohibit the sale of its ice cream in Judea and Samaria.
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Florida Congressmen Take Up Bob Menendez’s, Marco Rubio’s Proposal to Help Greece, Cyprus, Israel

Earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, introduced the “U.S.-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act”  with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., as a co-sponsor.
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Marco Rubio Helps Get Bob Menendez’s Proposal to Support Greece’s Military to the Senate...

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., were able to get their proposal to support Greece’s military and having that nation work closely with the U.S., Cyprus and Israel through...
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Marco Rubio, Joe Manchin Continue to Champion the Combating BDS Act

Last week, Rubio brought back the “Combating BDS Act” which will “help state and local governments stand up to the which seeks to delegitimize the Jewish state of Israel by inflicting economic damage and starve it of commerce" and “increase protections for state and local governments in America that divest from, prohibit investment in, or otherwise restrict contracting with firms that knowingly engage in commerce-related or investment-related BDS activity attacking Israel, as well as persons doing business in Israel or Israeli-controlled territories.”
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Three South Florida Democrats Call Out Ilhan Omar for Comparing the U.S., Israel to...

At the start of last week, Omar insisted "we have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban" and that “we must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity.”
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Marco Rubio Backs $500 Million to Fund Iron Dome and Other Missile Defense Systems...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined a letter led by U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, and Mike Rounds, R-SD, and signed by more than 35 senators to U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on...
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Marco Rubio Signs on to Bob Menendez’s Proposal to Help Support Greece’s Military

Menendez introduced the “U.S.-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act” this week with Rubio as a co-sponsor. 
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Greg Steube Presses Antony Blinken on Biden Administration’s Policies With Hamas and Iran

“America’s foreign policy strategy must fully defend our allies and support stability in the Middle East,” Steube said. “Without being able to ensure that U.S. assistance to Gaza or the Palestinian Authority will not be used to fund global terrorism or get funneled to our adversaries in Iran, the Biden Administration is recklessly trying to abandon our Israeli allies and risking all Americans’ security.”
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Rick Scott Champions the Stop Taxpayer Funding of Hamas Act

Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced the “Stop Taxpayer Funding of Hamas Act” to “ensure no American taxpayer dollars with be authorized to the territory of Gaza until the president certifies to Congress that these funds can be spent without benefitting terrorist organizations.”
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