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tv   U.S. Senate Sen. Cotton on Israel Palestine  CSPAN  May 17, 2021 11:44pm-11:58pm EDT

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clean up this mess that their senators voted for. the policies we entered into march of 2020 are not the policies we need in may of 2021. that has been obvious to republicans, economists and the american people. isis was wiped off the map and the regime and its proxies were in retreat. israel was forging his work visd deals when its neighbors all around the way the united states was instrumental in its progress. but in just a few months, the biden administration has dashed those w hopes with the policy of
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weakness. pillars of smoke and fire are rising on the holy city of jerusalem the assault on israel like hamas, palestinian jihadi is the latest spiraling towards chaos. but instead of standing firm with israel, the biden administration's policy have conflict. the president showed his strength and instead is broadcasting in decisions and weakness. the democratic party refuses to say we stand with israel. the night sky over the jewish state blazes with intercepted
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rockets, the biden administration only offers muted callst. for restraint. where are the statements of solidarity with israel. from this administration, from thisti democratic party we can't even get the spokeswoman to say that they would help resupply. the lifesaving missile defense system so this afternoon let me provide a little clarity that the president and his party appear unwilling to articulate in tel aviv, jerusalem and the
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west bank and much less than the israeli people. they are not morally equivalent and the enlightened circles but there are good guys and bad guys. israel seeks peace. they seek death and destruction. hamas and palestinian jihadi are not legitimate state actors. they do not truly care about them. they are terrorist organizations run by evil men who commit evil acts in pursuit of the dream of the ideology. they purposely fire waves of unguided rockets at the civilian targets while they protect themselves in the reprisal using
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hospitals, schools and in the media shields what cowards attacking innocent civilians while they hide behind women. of course the jihadi and hamas don't act alone. the palestinian authority supports, encourages and funds terrorism of the martyr payments. they perpetuate cycles of violenceg by refusing to acknowledge the existence of israel teaching anti-semitism and schools and leaving people to wallow in poverty in the international community and the
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foremost supporter of terrorism in the islamic republic of iran. for decades the seal has staged demonstrations where the fanaticalei supporters scream death to america and death to israel. the assault today shows that those are not idle threats. iran's ayatollahs are deadly seserious about wiping the jewih state off the map. that's why you're on arms the terrorists with some of its most lethal weapons. the arsenal of 10,000 rockets might as well have made in iran stamped on the side. let's not forget the heroes. standing courageously against this state of israel, the closest ally in the region over the past week the terrorists have fired approximately 3,000
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missiles and rockets in israel it's carried out rescission air strikes against targets and as always israel has gone to extraordinary lengths to minimize the casualties despite the best efforts to maximize and publicize any carnage while the islamic jihad or indiscriminately from the schools office buildings and israel responds by hitting those sites. he but also it values innocent
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life. last week israel carried out an airstrike against the building used by hamas intelligence personnel and the associated press. an hour before the airstrike the israeli military called other civilians in that complex and warned them to depart. this precaution once again allowed them to escape but also allowed reporters and other civiliansor to vacate the premie before the airstrike occurred. no civilians died and hamas lost a terrorist haven. now in any other country and with any other military except one would hear praise that military was restrained and commitment to the laws of the war but because this military is
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the idf and the country of israel the people of c the jews, they are widely condemned around the world and on the left in america. if you cut through the hyperbole you can see the truth clearly one side seeks to maximize carnage and the other seeks to minimize civilian casualties. besides i must observe why is the associated press sharing a building with hamas. surely, these intrepid reporters knew who their neighbors were. did they knowingly allow themselves to be used as human shields by a u.s. designated terroristan organization? didor they decline to report for years on the misdeeds. they have some uncomfortable questions to answer.
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the ap and the journalists about the whole the appropriate airstrike. leave it to the whiny reporters to make themselves the story and the victim when terrorists are shooting missiles at innocent civilians. the moral standing of the forces is simple and clear. most americans know which side they are on. i speak for them.
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many democrats heralded these representatives as the future of their parties. 27 democratic senators have called for an immediate cease-fire to the conflict. calling for an immediate cease-fire. the calls for cease-fire are tantamount to the propaganda. both sides are not the same in this conflict no matter what the
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democrats imply. there would be no israel. thankfully, israel's a leadershp is resolute, united and committed to victory. the united states should respond to this. we should alsoop ensure that israel has the military hardware to whether this crisis we should therefore endeavor to ensure that israel has more
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interceptors for iron dome than hamas has rockets to kill israelis or to pay for the murderous terrorists. the chief negotiator and appeaser the biden administration reenters the agreement and grants sanctions and relief to the regime in tehran and in very short order that appeasement pay off will be converted into rockets and at
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american troops in the region. while israel is under attack we have heard plenty of talk and mealymouthed statements from politicians. but in this moment of crisis, israel needs more than words. israel needs and deserves our full support to defend itself and its people to achieve a just and lasting peace. madam president, i will yield the floor and note the absence of a quorum. i come to the floor this to talk about two issues of importance to the united states and the world. first i want to say a few things about israel and the palestinian territories that i want to spend the bulk of my remarks on the future of nuclear proliferation in the middle

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