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  • Hastings Makes 18th Trip to Israel and Attends 17th Annual OSCE PA Winter Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: FAFF - Europe, FAFF - The Middle East, FAFF - Support Israel

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), released the following statement after participating in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) 17th Annual Winter Meeting in Vienna, Austria and multiple bi-lateral and multi-lateral meetings in regards to national security and defense policy in Italy, Jordan, and Israel: “I was privileged to once again represent the United States and the U.S. Congress at this year’s OSCE PA Annual Winter Meeting. The OSCE’... Read more

  • Hastings Recognizes International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: FAFF - Support Israel, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day: “I join with others around the world in observing International Holocaust Remembrance Day and honoring the millions of lives tragically cut short during the worst genocide in human history. Between 1940 and 1945, two out of every three Jews in Europe perished, and by the end of World War II, nearly eleven million people had been murdered by the Nazis. “Today, a global resurgence... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Supporting H.Res. 11, Objecting to UNSCR 2234
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: FAFF - Support Israel

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in support of H.Res.11, Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace. Hastings was a co-sponsor of the resolution, which was passed by the House of Representatives earlier today. “I voted in favor of H.Res.11, objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2334, a one-sided resolution that has pushed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process further out o... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the U.S. Abstention from U.N. Resolution Vote on Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on December 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: FAFF - Support Israel

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the United States’ abstention from a U.N. resolution vote on Israel: “The Obama administration’s abstention at the United Nations today is extremely troubling. It is irresponsible and reckless for the United States to have gone against its longstanding policy to veto one-sided, biased resolutions that undermine efforts to bring us closer to a two-state solution. “We can only achieve a lasting and permanent solution with two-sta... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Anti-Semitic UNESCO Resolution Ignoring Jewish Ties to Jerusalem
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: FAFF - The Middle East, FAFF - Support Israel

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to approve a resolution ignoring Jewish links to the Temple Mount: “Once again, UNESCO must be condemned for adopting a one-sided, anti-Semitic resolution denying thousands of years of Jewish ties to Jerusalem. Jewish ties to Jerusalem are indisputable, and dangerous resolutions like this one only deepen existing divisions. “World ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Israel’s 68th Independence Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: FAFF - Support Israel

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement marking Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day: “I am delighted to mark the 68th anniversary of the creation of the modern State of Israel. Today, we celebrate Israel’s remarkable growth and the special relationship enjoyed between our two countries. “For 68 years, Israel has stood as an example of democracy and freedom in a region often marred by violence and oppression. Our nations share many values, from democratic principle... Read more

  • Hastings and Murphy Urge Congress to Support Israel’s Ethiopian Community
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: FAFF - Support Israel

    Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Patrick E. Murphy (D-FL) sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Agencies, urging Congressional appropriators to include funding for Israel’s Ethiopian community in Fiscal Year 2017 (please find attached a copy of the letter.) “For decades, the United States has worked closely with Israel to improve the safety and livelihoods of its citizens. I am pleased to lead this effort to further build upo... Read more

  • Hastings' Statement on Continued Violence in Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: FAFF - Support Israel

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the wave of terrorism in Israel and the murder of American citizen Taylor Force: “I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Taylor Force. Taylor, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a U.S. Army combat veteran, and a graduate student at Vanderbilt University, was killed in a stabbing spree at the Jaffa Port, the latest victim of an ugly wave of terrorism sweeping through Israel. ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the Assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: FAFF - Support Israel

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin: “I pause today to honor the life of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Prime Minister Rabin bravely risked everything in search of a long-lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians, and his legacy of service to the Israeli people speaks for itself. “I am reminded that when Prime Minister Rabin was shot, he was leaving a rally for ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Nuclear Deal with Iran
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Relations, FAFF - Iran, FAFF - Support Israel

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s announcement that a comprehensive agreement has been reached with Iran over its nuclear capabilities: “I commend the Administration and other government officials in the P5+1 who have worked diligently over the course of the negotiations, and look forward to reviewing this deal in its entirety to make certain that it will unquestionably block all pathways Iran may use to acquire nuc... Read more