A very pro-Israel US congressman speaks to Arutz Sheva

Arutz Sheva — Gohmert notes that the biblical prophecies from thousands of years ago are coming true.

Whether one believes in G-d or not, he said, the history recounted in the Torah teaches us that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people.

Commenting on the situation in the Palestinian Authority, Gohmert said that while the PA continually incites hatred against the state of Israel and Jewish people, it refuses to take concrete steps to better the lives of its own people.

Regarding discussions of a possible prisoner release, Gohmert said, “You don’t release killers as an act of peace. They will likely kill again.”

“That is not helpful to peace,” he told Arutz Sheva.

Israel should not be considering releasing prisoners, but should start by urging the PLO to change its textbooks to stop teaching hatred of Jews and to stop naming streets and cities after terrorists who kill Israelis, he said.

Gohmert added that he had been pushing for over a year for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to come to speak to the United States Congress because he wanted the world to see that while the leader of Israel may “get snubbed” by the administration and State Department, Congress stands unanimously in support of the Jewish state.

Echoing the words of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in his address before Congress, Gohmert noted the truth in the words: “If Israel lays down its weapons, there will be no Israel. If the Palestinians lay down their weapons there will be peace.” He further stated his opposition to President Barack Obama’s nomination of Samantha Power for the post of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

Powers “disregard and disdain” for the state if Israel has been made extremely clear, he said.

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