(July 24, 2019 / JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a resolution condemning the anti-BDS movement and maintaining support for Israel, business and otherwise.
“I would like to commend the U.S. House of Representatives for overwhelmingly approving, by a great bipartisan majority, Democrats and Republicans alike, a decision against boycotts against Israel,” said Netanyahu in a video posted Wednesday on Twitter.
The final tally was 398 in favor, 17 against and 5 present.
It was introduced by Reps. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Ann Wagner (R-Mo.). It had 351 co-sponsors: 176 Republicans and 175 Democrats.
Among those who voted against it, 16 of them were Democrats while the lone Republican was Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie.
The Democrats were Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Earl Blumenauer (Ore.), Andre Carson (Ind.), Debbie Dingell (Mich.), Chuy Garcia (Ill.) Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.), Barbara Lee (Calif.), Betty McCollum (Minn.), Gwen Moore (Wis.), Chellie Pingree (Maine), Mark Pocan (Wis.), Bobby Rush (Ill.) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (N.J.).