Tag: Israel

Belgrade News: A foreshadowing and foreboding trip

KAREN E. DAVIS Staff writer Jan 24, 2024 Updated Jan 24, 2024 It was August 2023. Belgrade resident and U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana was standing on the border of northern Israel and Lebanon. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers were giving him a tour of a tiny piece of the massive underground tunnel system Hezbollah had dug south from Lebanon, under Israel’s northern border. Hezbollah is an Iranian-backed militant group and is designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government, Daines explained. (In a May 18, 2021 article, The Times of Israel estimated this tunnel system to be hundreds of kilometers

Daines Holds Videocall with Montana Farmers Volunteering in Israel

“Whether it’s helping a neighbor in need down the road, across the country or in this case halfway around the world, Montanans step up.” U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today held a videocall with three Montana farmers who are in Israel assisting Israeli farmers who are called into military service amidst the country’s war with the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas. John Plocher of Hamilton, Montana, and Ezekiel and Yosef Strain of Augusta, Montana, went to Israel through the HaYovel volunteer organization and are in the Judea and Samaria region. The Montana farmers are helping on Israeli farms since many Israeli farmers are being called into

Daines on Fox Business’ Kudlow Slams Biden’s Weakness on the World Stage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Larry Kudlow on Fox Business’ Kudlow slamming Biden’s weakness on the world stage as he focuses on appeasement and climate instead of securing the southern border. Watch the interview HERE. Daines on Biden’s Skewed Priorities Larry, just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, it did in the last 24 hours when the Biden administration lifts the sanctions so the Iraqis can buy another $10 billion of Iranian oil. Larry, you can’t make this up. As I was watching what happened today, watching that meeting in San Francisco between Xi and Biden, as he was flying across the country, he should

Daines on Fox News’s America Reports: “President Biden is Weak and it Emboldens the Chinese, the Iranians and the Russians”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Fox New’s America Reports to discuss the ongoing fight against terrorism in Israel and Daines’ first-hand experience in the Hezbollah terror tunnels. He also discussed President Biden’s meeting with Xi Jinping and called out the President for his weakness on the world stage. Watch the interview HERE. Daines on Terror Tunnels You take a look at Hamas and the tunnels in Gaza, I’ve seen those before several years ago. What’s not being talked enough about are the tunnels dug by Hezbollah – another Iranian terror group. These are right near the Lebanon border; these are 80

Daines Introduces Bill to Redesignate Houthis as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced the “Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act” to redesignate Ansarallah, more commonly known as the Houthis, as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) given their actions to destabilize the region, the security threat they pose to the U.S. and most recently, their involvement in the ongoing conflict in Israel, including attacks on Israel this week. Today, Daines also joined a letter led by Senator Hagerty to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the administration re-designate the Houthis as a FTO. “The Biden administration needs to send a strong, decisive message to the Iranian regime that the U.S. will

Daines: Confirmation of Jack Lew as Ambassador to Israel is a “Disgrace”

“We should be standing up to Iran, not coddling it by confirming an ambassador who will go to Jerusalem and represent the interests of Iran over that of the United States and our greatest ally in the Middle East.” U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement today after voting against confirmation of Jack Lew as ambassador to Israel: “The confirmation of Jack Lew as ambassador to Israel is a disgrace. Throughout his tenure in the Obama administration Jack Lew coddled Iran by championing the failed Iran nuclear deal, likely gave Iran access to the U.S. financial system and

Daines Highlights Terror Threat at Southern Border, Condemns Rise in Anti-Semitism Around the World

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks at the weekly Republican Senate Leadership press conference where he highlighted the terror threat at the United States’ southern border and demanded President Biden change policy, including tightening asylum standards, reforming the parole program and finishing the border wall. Daines also raised concerns about the rise of antisemitism in the United States and demanded all instances of antisemitism be forcefully condemned by American leaders. To watch Daines’ remarks, click HERE. “The odds that terrorists are coming across our southern border into the United States are increasing on an hour -by -hour basis. Last week if you remember I spoke about Cuba, Iran, North

At Senate Banking Committee Hearing, Daines Says Biden Administration Needs to Crack Down on Iran’s Support for Hamas, Hezbollah, Houthis

U.S. SENATE – Senator Steve Daines today at a Senate Banking Committee hearing highlighted the threat of Hezbollah and Hamas and the stressed the importance of shutting down Iran’s illicit finance networks that fund these terror groups. Watch Daines’ remarks HERE. “Five weeks before the October 7th terror attack in Israel, I was in the Hezbollah terror tunnels on the border of Lebanon, seeing it firsthand, descending 80 feet down with IDF soldiers. And the next day I met with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem…and we talked about three things: Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah. “It’s been very clear to many of us, including clear

Daines on Fox Business: “We Need to Bring Iran Down to Its Knees”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business’ Cavuto: Coast to Coast to discuss the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Iranian-backed terrorist organization, Hamas. Daines slammed President Biden for his weakness toward Iran, spoke about his first-hand experience in the tunnels built by Hezbollah and called for sanctions on Iran. Watch the interview HERE Daines on Biden’s Refusal to Link Iran to Hamas Well, look, this is a moment where moral clarity is badly needed from the Biden administration. Not only for Israel, not only for the United States, but for the world to clearly stand with Israel and standing

Fox News: Sen Daines wants the $6 billion in Iranian assets to be used for Israeli defense

Sen. Daines joins choir of GOP lawmakers proposing bills related to billions in Iranian funds FIRST ON FOX: Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., introduced a bill Thursday to reallocate the $6 billion in Iranian funds to Israeli defense amid Israel’s war against Hamas. The bill seeks to take the $6 billion, which was released to Iran in September as part of a negotiation for the release of five American prisoners, and put it into an account for Israel to use in its fight against Iran-backed Hamas.  “As the Iranian-backed terror group Hamas continues its barbaric attacks against the Israeli people, the United States must