WATCH: Elise Stefanik Slams Biden at Address to Knesset, Reaffirms Her Support

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FILE - Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., speaks at DMI Companies in Monongahela, Pa., Sept. 23, 2022. The No. 3 ranking House Republican Stefanik is endorsing Donald Trump for president in 2024, becoming the highest-ranking congressional leader Friday, Nov. 11, to back the former president even as he is being widely blamed by other Republicans for failures in the midterm elections. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik addressed the Knesset on Sunday. in her impassioned speech, the New York congresswoman, a staunch defender of Israel who has battled against Antisemitism, especially among universities and their administrations, condemned the Biden Administration’s decision to halt weapons to Israel.

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Calling herself a “lifelong admirer, supporter, and true friend of Israel and the Jewish people,” Stefanik said that “226 days ago, we witnessed the most vicious, brutal attack on Israel and the Jewish people since the Holocaust, a barbaric terrorist attack that claimed more than 1,200 innocent lives. Civilian women, children, and the elderly were ripped from their homes and massacred, raped, beheaded. Jewish families were bound together and burned, babies burned alive.”

“We must never forget, and we must never relent. We must remind the world every day that there are still over 120 souls held hostage. 226 days of captivity – including Americans – held by Hamas terrorist thugs. Let me be very clear: We will not rest until the hostages are back home.”

She contrasted young Israelis defending their country with the “pro-Hamas apologists on so-called elite campuses across America are in a paroxysm of bloodlust, cosplaying Hamas, calling for Intifada and genocide, with signs saying “Final Solution,” chanting “Death to Israel” and Death to America.”

Stefanik said the views of campus protesters “do not reflect the views of the American people. The American people stand firmly behind you. America is firmly behind Israel and the Jewish people.”

“The US should help Israel fully and unconditionally, in order to achieve complete victory. There’s no excuse for a US president to halt weapons deliveries to our ally!”

“I will defend George Washington’s vision of religious pluralism and freedom. Today, this means crushing antisemitism at home and supplying Israel with what it needs, when it needs it, without conditions, to achieve total victory in the face of evil.”

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