'We need to be a blessing, not a curse, to Israel'

Texas lawmaker Louie Gohmert rejects the two-state solution to the Israeli-Arab conflict.

Eliran Aharon,

Louie Gohmert (second from left)
Louie Gohmert (second from left)
Eliran Aharon

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) spoke at an event in Washington, DC, on Thursday, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the unity of Jerusalem in the Six Day War.

The event was attended by 29 Senators and Congressmen who stressed the importance of Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel.

In his remarks, Gohmert said he believed that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has “a chance to be one of Israel’s greatest leaders” because of his love for and studying of the Hebrew Bible.

“We need to be the best friend Israel can have,” he continued. “I don’t think we have been as good a friend as we should be. I think betraying the trust of Israel is not a good way to be a friend, but we need to work together. We have a democracy in the Middle East, in the middle of countries that would like to see Israel gone.”

“If there were no Israel, we could never set up the kind of defense we need in that part of the world to protect us here,” stressed Gohmert.

“I’m looking forward to the next three and a half years and hopefully far beyond that. I think Israel is going to be blessed and I think the best way for the United States to be blessed is not to be cursing Israel but to be a blessing to Israel, and that’s what I intend to be."

Gohmert concluded his remarks by saying, “If you think the solution in Israel is two states out of the Promised Land, your faith and your god is much too small.”