“Israel and its people are our most loyal and trusted allies in an uncertain and difficult world. All Americans should bow their heads and say a prayer on behalf of the 22,123 people Israel commemorates who have lost their lives as victims of terror and hostile action since 1860. Israel and her people continue to honor us all with their loyalty, support and friendship at a time when others are afraid. We support our friends and will do what is necessary to ensure that the people of Israel continue to live in a free, prosperous and independent Jewish state."
-- Jim Gerlach
Jim’s Pro-Israel Votes from the 109th Congress
H.RES.101: Urging the European Union to add Hezbollah to the European Union's wide-ranging list of terrorist organizations. (RC 67; 3/14/05)
H RES 523: Condemning Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s threats against Israel. (RC 556; 10/28/05)
H CON RES 149: Recognizing the 57th Anniversary of the Independence of the State of Israel. (RC 202; 5/2305)
H.RES.535: Honoring the life, legacy, and example of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the tenth anniversary of his death. (RC 610; 12/6/05)
H.CON.RES.370: Expressing the sense of the Congress that Saudi Arabia should fully live up to its World Trade Organization commitments and end all aspects of any boycott on Israel. (VV)
S CON RES 79: Expressing the sense of Congress that no United States assistance should be provided directly to the Palestinian Authority if any representative political party holding a majority of parliamentary seats within the Palestinian Authority maintains a position calling for the destruction of Israel. (RC 10; 2/15/06)
H.CON.RES.341: Condemning the Government of Iran for violating its international nuclear nonproliferation obligations and expressing support for efforts to report Iran to the United Nations Security Council (RC 12; 2/16/06)
H.R.4681: Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006; To promote the development of democratic institutions in areas under the administrative control of the Palestinian Authority, and for other purposes. (RC 181; 2/1/06)
Legislation in Support of Israel Jim has Co-Sponsored in the 109th Congress
H.CON.RES.144: Condemning attacks on United States citizens by Palestinian terrorists, and for other purposes.
H.CON.RES.149: Recognizing the 57th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel.
H.CON.RES.392: Recognizing the 58th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel.
H.RES.575: Asserting that Hamas and other terrorist organizations should not participate in elections held by the Palestinian Authority, and for other purposes.
H.RES.601: Condemning in strongest terms Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's hateful rhetoric directed toward Israel.
H.RES.700: Supporting an upgrade in Israel's relationship with NATO to that of a leading member of NATO's Individual Cooperation Program, as a first step toward Israel's inclusion in NATO as a full member with all corresponding rights, privileges, and responsibilities.
H.R.282: To hold the current regime in Iran accountable for its threatening behavior and to support a transition to democracy in Iran.
H.R.2730: To establish a grant program to fund eligible joint ventures between United States and Israeli businesses and academic persons, to establish the International Energy Advisory Board, and for other purposes.
H.R.4668: To limit assistance to the Palestinian Authority unless the President certifies to Congress that the Palestinian Authority is not controlled by a foreign terrorist organization, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1828: Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003