House Passes Resolution Denouncing "From the River to the Sea" Slogan as Antisemitic

The House passed a resolution declaring the slogan "from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free" as antisemitic and condemning its use, with a strong emphasis on its association with terrorism and the undermining of peace efforts between Israel and Palestine, but the record does not specify which party was the driving force behind this vote.

This is a document from the U.S. House of Representatives about a slogan saying "from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free." The House believes this slogan is hurtful to Jewish people and is used by groups who don't like Israel. They think it suggests Israel should not exist and that it encourages harm against Jewish people around the world.

On October 7, 2023, a group called Hamas attacked Jewish people, killing 1,200 people, including children and the elderly. They also took over 240 people as hostages. This group, along with others, has been using the slogan while doing violent things.

Leaders from some groups and countries have used this slogan too. The House of Representatives says this slogan makes it hard for peace to happen and scares Jewish people in the U.S. and other places. They want to make it clear that saying this slogan or calling for harm against Israel and Jewish people is wrong and should be rejected.

In short, the House wants everyone to understand that using this slogan is similar to spreading hate and that it stands against peace and safety in the region between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

421 votes
Yes377
No44
Not Voting9
Apr 16, 2024, 04:56 PM (Washington D.C.)
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  1. Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  2. On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 377 - 44, 1 Present (Roll no. 134).
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  3. Passed/agreed to in House On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 377 - 44, 1 Present (Roll no. 134).
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  4. Considered as unfinished business.
  5. At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
  6. DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 883.
  7. Considered under suspension of the rules.
  8. Mr. Wilson (SC) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.
  9. Introduced in House

    This is a document from the U.S. House of Representatives about a slogan saying "from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free." The House believes this slogan is hurtful to Jewish people and is used by groups who don't like Israel. They think it suggests Israel should not exist and that it encourages harm against Jewish people around the world.

    On October 7, 2023, a group called Hamas attacked Jewish people, killing 1,200 people, including children and the elderly. They also took over 240 people as hostages. This group, along with others, has been using the slogan while doing violent things.

    Leaders from some groups and countries have used this slogan too. The House of Representatives says this slogan makes it hard for peace to happen and scares Jewish people in the U.S. and other places. They want to make it clear that saying this slogan or calling for harm against Israel and Jewish people is wrong and should be rejected.

    In short, the House wants everyone to understand that using this slogan is similar to spreading hate and that it stands against peace and safety in the region between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

  10. Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
  11. Introduced in House