D. WEINER (D-NY-9th CD)
1999—Elected to the House of Representatives
Rep. Weiner not only
votes in favor of all pro-Israeli legislation,
he initiates bills and resolutions to support
Israel and criticize Arab states with regularity.
He issues streams of statements and press
releases of the same kind, promoting Israeli
goals even when they break with administration
positions, as when he repeatedly asks congress
to acknowledge that Jerusalem is Israel's
capital, even though international law deems
it occupied territory, and doggedly seeks
clemency for Israeli spy, Jonathan Pollard.
Weiner meets Israeli Prime Minister Ehud
Barak in Washington
bill requiring official US documents to recognize
Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, despite State
Department objections that it would hamper efforts
for a negotiated peace and violate several UN Security
Council (UNSC) resolutions. The bill passed as an
amendment to the State Dept’s authorization
bill, but was disclaimed by Pres. Bush.
bill to prohibit US assistance for the Palestinian
Authority (PA) or other activities on the West Bank
and Gaza unless the PA renounces violence, acts to
prevent it, and a reduction of violence is observed.
same bill again.
2005-2006--. . . and again.
to prohibit the Palestinian Liberation Organization
(PLO), the recognized representative of the Palestinian
people, from maintaining an office in the US.
Arabia Accountability Act, requiring Saudi Arabia
to fully cooperate in terrorist investigations and
closed all organizations in the country that train,
incide or fund terrorist organizations, including
schools, charities, etc.. Failure to do so allows
the president to impose restrictions on export of
defense articles or service.
Accountability Act of 2003, demanding that Syria
halt support for terrorism, its “occupation
of Lebanon” and its development of weapons of
mass destruction. Holds Syria accountable for “serious
international security problems” in the Middle
Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives
concerning the repression of freedoms within Iran.
Repudiating the anti-semitic and despicable sentiments
expressed by Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister
in support of Israel’s construction of a “security
fence” to prevent terrorism, although much of
the fence is on Palestinian land. Condemns the UN
General Assembly’s request that the International
Court of Justice rule on the legal consequences of
Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, to establish within
the State Department an office to monitor and combat
resolution condemning the British Association
of University Teachers vote to boycott Bar-Ilan and
Rep. Weiner’s website
shows that during 2002-2006, he issued over 80 press
releases dealing with the Middle East, most of which
promoted Israeli positions or opposed Palestinian
positions; others criticized Saudi Arabia, appealledl
for clemency for Israel’s spy, Jonathan Pollard,
or other pro-Israeli positions. He also issued over
35 press releases on Jewish issues, which deal largely
with local issues such as Jewish cemetery desecrations,
alleged anti-Semitic incidents, and several more releases
on Jonathan Pollard. He has also written 3 op eds
dealing with the Middle East: on getting tough with
Egypt, Iran or the Palestinians. Links to some samples
opposing aid to Palestinians as “more money
to pay the families of homicide bombers, to send young
boys to summer camps where they learn military and
terrorist tactics, to provide young children with
text books that glorify violence and call for the
destruction of Israel.”
tabling the Roadmap until Palestinian violence
governor of Ohio to block an “anti-Semitic”
clemency for Jonathan Pollard for at least the
third consecutive year.
Columbia University to fire Palestinian professor
for allegations by a Zionist group that espoused anti-Semitic
views. A university investigation completely exonerates
UN to fire Peter Hansen, chief of UNWRA, the agency
through which aid is delivered to the Occupied Territories.
the UN “worthless” in the war against
terror, in which “it seems to be siding with
a trip to Israel to show solidarity during Israel’s
war against Lebanon