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JNS quoted B’nai B’rith International CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin in its coverage of calls by U.S. lawmakers to condition aid to the State of Israel.

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Fourteen Democratic members of Congress, led by Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), urged U.S. President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken on April 13 to condition U.S. aid to Israel.

“We call on your administration to ensure that all future foreign assistance to Israel, including weapons and equipment, is not used in support of gross violations of human rights, including by strengthening end-use monitoring and financial tracking,” wrote the lawmakers.

The other signers were Reps. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), Andre Carson (D-Ind.), Summer Lee (D-Pa.), Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.), Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Ill.) and Delia Ramirez (D-Ill.).

None of the 14 signatories responded to a query from JNS about whether they would support conditioning U.S. aid to Palestinians on the latter’s respect for Israeli and Jewish civil rights.

Daniel Mariaschin, CEO of B’nai B’rith International, told JNS that the letter both betrays Jerusalem’s and Washington’s strong defense relationship, and ignores the threats of Iran and its terrorist proxies.

“Its signatories deserve swift opprobrium from their congressional colleagues,” he said.


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