GOP, Democratic Jewish groups issue joint statement condemning Iran attack

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (right) and House Speaker Mike Johnson listen to remarks during a Hanukkah gathering at the Capitol in Washington, December 12, 2023. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (right) and House Speaker Mike Johnson listen to remarks during a Hanukkah gathering at the Capitol in Washington, December 12, 2023. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Democratic Majority for Israel and the Republican Jewish Coalition have issued a joint statement condemning last night’s missile and drone attack by Iran against Israel.

The two groups say they “rarely see eye to eye. But today we are united in condemning Iran’s unwarranted, indiscriminate, and disproportionate attack against Israeli civilians—Jewish and Arab.”

They call on Congressional leadership to approve a security aid package for Israel. One has been held up on the Hill for months due to Republican opposition to its provisions regarding Ukraine and immigration.

“History will not forgive the failure of Congress to act. Let’s get it done!” the two Jewish groups say.

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