US Rep. Iliana Ros-Lehtinen (AP) (AP)
US Rep. Iliana Ros-Lehtinen

US Congresswoman Iliana Ros-Lehtinen came out in strong defense of Jewish rights to the Land of Israel. She plans to visit in the near future.

Rep. Iliana Ros-Lehtinen, chairwoman of the US House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, condemned the UN for denying the Jewish historic ties to the Land of Israel.

“For quite some time, there has been an effort at the United Nations to delegitimize the Jewish state of Israel, and to try to whitewash the Jewish peoples’ historical and biblical connection to Israel,” said Ros-Lehtinen, pointing to the archaeological evidence supporting Jewish claims to the land.

“Denying the historic connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem is false. Amazing archeological discoveries are frequently made that prove the roots of the Jewish people are in Israel,” she stated.

Referring to the recent discovery of King Hezekiah’s royal seal impression dating back to 727-698 BCE, Ros-Lehtinen noted that it “marks the first time that a seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king has ever been discovered within the context of an archeological excavation. It proves that not only is Israel the religious center for Jews, it is their ancestral and historic homeland.”

In fact, this discovery, as well as many other recent archaeological finds, have inspired her to plan a visit to Israel. “I look forward to visiting the City of David in the near future, to see firsthand the rich history of the Jewish people,” she said.

By: Terri Nir, United with Israel