ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 149

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With new speaker, US House passes measure backing Israel in ‘barbaric war launched by Hamas’

Newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson reaches for the gavel at the US Capitol in Washington on October 25, 2023. (Tom Brenner/AFP)
Newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson reaches for the gavel at the US Capitol in Washington on October 25, 2023. (Tom Brenner/AFP)

WASHINGTON — US lawmakers pass a resolution voicing solidarity with Israel in its war with Hamas terrorists, in their first act after electing a new speaker of the Republican-led House of Representatives.

The measure, entitled “Standing with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists,” receives near-unanimous backing from Republicans and all but 10 Democrats.

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