Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) is currently under attack by the right-wing Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI), which has been caught multiple times advancing false charges against Democratic members of Congress. One media outlet went as far to claim that ECI was “lying” in their attack ad against Holt.
According to Holt, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vindicated the signers’ position during his meeting with Holt on Labor Day.
‘Bibi said to me, “You tell the people back home that I provided the humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza, just as you asked,”’ said Holt, using Netanyahu’s nickname. ‘It makes the point that the huge flap over the “Gaza 54 Letter” called for humanitarian aid, and that is what Israel has done and what it is doing now.’
“The Congressman was forceful in his articulation of his support and love for Israel citing his long track record of foreign aid funding, Iran sanctions work, and economic/scientific partnerships between the United States and Israel.” -OU Press Release
”... [The] Congressman agreed with the Orthodox Union’s position on Jerusalem, passionately arguing that Jerusalem should be the undivided capital of Israel…” - OU Press Release
“It was refreshing to hear the Congressman say that he answers to no PAC and no organization but to his own heart and history with Israel and the Jewish people. Our community was also overwhelmed by his support for an undivided Jerusalem and his insightful positions on the current direct talks.” - Maury Litwack, OU Deputy Director of Public Affairs