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Lankford Condemns “From the River to the Sea” Slogan as an Antisemitic Call for the Destruction of Israel

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), along with their colleagues, introduced a resolution condemning the slogan, “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free.” The resolution also states that the slogan and its derivations are a call for the genocide of Jewish people and the destruction of the Jewish state.

Senators Bill Hagerty (R-TN), John Barrasso (R-WY), Katie Britt (R-AL), Rick Scott (R-FL), Pete Ricketts (R-NE), Marco Rubio (R-FL), John Kennedy (R-LA), John Boozman (R-AR), Ted Budd (R-NC), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), John Thune (R-SD), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) also signed onto the resolution.

“The slogan ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’ and its derivations are antisemitic and a call for genocide and the destruction of the Jewish state,” the resolution states.

View the text of the resolution here

Lankford is a co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism. Following the brutal attacks on Israel by Hamas, Lankford immediately issued a statement of our ongoing and unwavering support for Israel and the Israelis’ right to defend themselves. As co-founder and co-chair of the Senate Abraham Accords Caucus, Lankford and his fellow co-chairs also issued a powerful joint statement of support for Israel.