Senator Scott Defends Israel, Rebukes Antisemitism in Address to Orthodox Union

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, forcefully condemned antisemitism and supported Israel’s right to self-defense in a speech at the Orthodox Union’s Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.


“We must stand shoulder-to-shoulder and back-to-back with Israel to make sure that Hamas is wiped off the face of the Earth,” said Senator Scott. “We have a moral obligation to this world, the state of Israel and our conscience to fight back and to win.” 


Senator Scott has continued to stand by Israel, especially in light of Iranian-backed Hamas’s October 7 attack against our greatest ally in the Middle East, by:

  • Introducing the Revoke Iranian Funding Act to permanently freeze the $6 billion released by the Biden administration to Iran and direct the Treasury Secretary to provide an accounting of all high-value Iranian assets around the world that are currently blocked by U.S. sanctions;
  • Meeting with victims of Hamas and members of victims’ families, hearing first-hand about the brutality inflicted by Hamas on innocent civilians, including innocent children;
  • Pushing for passage of the Solidify Iran Sanctions Act to extend sanctions on funding for Iran’s energy and weapons sectors and curtail the regime’s ability to develop its nuclear program and finance destabilizing activities;
  • Before and after the attack, leading dozens of Republican senators in holding the administration to account for its dangerous Iran policy;
  • Championing the Israel Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2023, which would provide $14.3 billion of aid to Israel;
  • Authoring the Stop Support for Hamas Act to prevent U.S. tax dollars from winding up in the hands of Hamas;
  • Introducing the Antisemitism Awareness Act, directing the Department of Education to use the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism when investigating antisemitic acts on campus; and
  • Introducing the Stop Antisemitism on College Campuses Act, to defund colleges and universities that enable violent antisemitism on their campuses.