Progressive Democrat takes to House floor with speech honoring Israel on its 73rd birthday

Israel Reminds Us That It Is Possible to Overcome’: Ritchie Torres Gives Israeli Independence Day Speech From House Floor
by Staff
April 16, 2021

US Congressman Ritchie Torres took to the floor of the US House of Representatives Thursday to mark Israel’s Independence Day. “Israel embodies the resilience, the ingenuity, the can-do come back spirit of humanity at its best,” said the New York Democrat in remarks from the House floor, at the end of a day marking Israel’s 73rd year of independence. Torres — a progressive Democrat who was elected to represent New York’s 15th Congressional district in 2020has cast himself as part of the “long tradition of Zionism on the left,” and cautioned against “deep strain of antisemitism” found in some left-wing quarters. READ MORE

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