Speeches and Floor Statements

Scott Remarks on Israel Resolution on the House Floor

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Washington, January 5, 2017 | comments

Congressman David Scott (GA-13) spoke on the House Floor tonight in support of H. Res. 11, strongly objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian Peace. Below is a transcript of his remarks and a link to the video. 

“Mr. Speaker, I rise in great support of the Ross-Engel bill against this most deceitful and shameful U.N. resolution. That is what we are here for. This act was shameful and it was deceitful.

“When the U.N. voted for this 2334 resolution, it was like cutting Israel's legs out from under it and then condemning Israel for being a cripple. Shameful and deceitful because they wanted to put all of the blame on Israel when it is the Palestinians who refuse to even meet to discuss or to even talk about a two-nation state. It is the Palestinians who say Israel doesn't even have a right to exist.

“How in the hell are you going to meet with somebody to talk about a combined future when they will not give you decent recognition?

“I thank the gentleman because this part is very important.  Mr. Speaker, this Nation is blessed. We have been blessed with divine intervention all through our history to be that shining light on the hill, to let all of our great work show for the world. We have an opportunity here tonight for this Congress to stand up and show that light for Israel.

“Stand up for Israel and show our great works to this world. That is what I say, so let it be written and let it be done.”

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