S.221, or the United States-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act, establishes a grant program for scientific collaborative efforts between U.S. and Israeli researchers around the research, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD. This bipartisan legislation – introduced by Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) – has the potential to transform the lives of veterans in both countries suffering from the disorder.
Last May, the U.N. Human Rights Council launched an open-ended, one-sided Commission of Inquiry targeting Israel. The COI Elimination Act – introduced by Reps. Greg Steube (R-FL), Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) – seeks to end the commission and restrict U.S. contributions to the U.N. that fund it. Urge your representative to support this crucial, bipartisan resolution.
The bipartisan and bicameral Deterring Enemy Forces and Enabling National Defenses (DEFEND) Act, introduced by Abraham Accords Caucus members Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), James Lankford (R-OK), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), alongside Representatives Brad Schneider (D-IL), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), David Trone (D-MD), Ann Wagner (R-MO), Don Bacon (R-NE) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), seeks to further strengthen the security partnership between the U.S., Israel, and other Middle Eastern allies to combat Iranian aggression through integrated air and missile defense capabilities.
School children at the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) are being taught violence and antisemitism in the classroom. Textbooks in these schools erase Israel from maps, encourage violent behavior, and refer to Israel as the “enemy.” Partly funded by American aid, teaching hatred undermines American efforts to foster peace and perpetuates hatred against Israel and Jews.
Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Brian Mast (R-FL) introduced H.R. 3685, the Hamas International Financing Prevention Act, to prevent the financial backing of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and affiliated groups from obtaining funding to terrorize and endanger the lives of innocent civilians. This crucial legislation cements the U.S.’s firm stance against terrorism and efforts to prevent further terror and rocket fire on our greatest ally in the Middle East.