WHEREAS, the United States and Israel have maintained a strong relationship since 1948, when the United States was the first to recognize Israel as a sovereign country; and

WHEREAS, acts of anti-Semitism are on the rise across the United States since the attack by Hamas on Israel; and

WHEREAS, American soldiers have been deployed to assist Israel and allies in other ongoing conflicts around the world; and

WHEREAS, Texans have always answered the call to protect, serve, and defend the United States in all branches of the military, with more than 1.5 million Texans having answered the call; now

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas hereby:

  • affirms our commitment to unwavering support for the sovereign nation of Israel;
  • supports the right of Israel to defend herself and protect her citizens from Hamas and other parties engaged in a global jihad to exterminate Israel and her people;
  • reaffirms our commitment by denouncing all forms of anti-Semitism and violence against Israel, Israeli Americans, Jewish Americans, and supporters of Israel;
  • affirms our commitment to and support for all Texans who bravely answer the call to serve in any of the American Armed Services;
  • affirms our commitment to remember Texas military heroes, from the Sons and Daughters of Texas who held their ground at the Alamo, Gonzales, and Goliad, to Texas heroes like Audie Murphy in World War II and the 21st Century Texas hero, the legendary American Sniper Christopher Kyle, as well as all the Texas heroes to come;
  • fully supports and gives thanks to the Texas Legislators and Congressmen who have passed bipartisan resolutions supporting Israel; and
  • fully supports and gives thanks to the Honorable Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Honorable Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, who publicly continue to solidify the relationship between Texas and Israel, reaffirm our state’s commitment to combatting anti-Semitism, and protect Texas communities from the ongoing threat of terrorism.