Foreign minister thanks Republican lawmaker Stefanik for her efforts to combat antisemitism

Sam Sokol is the Times of Israel's political correspondent. He was previously a reporter for the Jerusalem Post, Jewish Telegraphic Agency and Haaretz. He is the author of "Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews"

Foreign Minister Israel Katz thanks senior Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik for her support for Israel and efforts to combat antisemitism, asking her to rally bipartisan support for sanctions against Iran.

“Excellent meeting with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, one of Israel’s best friends. I thanked her for her persistent fight against antisemitism, including the historic hearing of university presidents in Congress, her support for the aid package, and Israel’s right to continue the fight until all hostages are returned and the Hamas terror organization is destroyed,” Katz tweets, calling her a “true friend in Congress.”

“I asked her to work towards achieving bipartisan support for imposing crippling sanctions on Iran to stop its nuclear program and its support for terrorism,” Katz writes.

Addressing lawmakers in Jerusalem during a session of the ‘Knesset Caucus for Jewish and pro-Israel Students on Campuses around the World’ earlier on Sunday, Stefanik slammed US President Joe Biden’s decision to pause a shipment of thousands of bombs, warning that unless Israel is supplied with the weapons necessary to “achieve total victory,” America could face its own October 7.

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