Montana Republican Party Israel Resolution


WHEREAS, Hamas was founded with the stated goal of destroying the state of Israel and has been designated by the United States as a Foreign Terrorist Organization; and

WHEREAS, The Hamas terrorist organization launched a brutal, highly organized, and unprecedented attack upon Israel and its citizens in the early morning hours of October 7, 2023; and

WHEREAS, In its attack, Hamas has killed hundreds of innocent civilians and taken hundreds of Israeli children, women, elderly, and infirm civilians’ hostage; and

WHEREAS, The level of logistical sophistication demonstrated in the Hamas terrorism operation indicates its receipt of support and funding from foreign state sponsors of terror, namely Iran; and

WHEREAS, The timing of this Hamas terrorism operation attack coincides with the observance of the Jewish Sabbath and celebration of the Sukkoth holiday demonstrates the intent to maximize civilian casualties; and

WHEREAS, Hamas continues to brazenly locate elements of its terrorist infrastructure in civilian population centers using civilians as human shields; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED,  That the Montana Republican Party, hereby

  1. Affirms its support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel;
  2. Recognizes Israel’s right to act decisively and unilaterally in self-defense to protect its citizens;
  3. Expresses its support for Israel’s right to pursue without interference or condemnation of the elimination of Hamas until Hamas is permanently neutralized and public safety is assured;
  4. Conveys its most heartfelt condolences to all Israeli victims as well as their families and communities;
  5. Calls upon Montana law enforcement to remain vigilant in protecting Israeli Americans, Jewish Americans, and all supporters of Israel from acts of crime and unlawful discrimination that tend to manifest at such times;
  6. Encourages all other state party’s to likewise condemn Hamas as well as any official body that refuses to recognize Israel’s right to act decisively in self-defense to protect its citizens; and
  7. Calls upon the United States to provide assistance as may be required to support Israel in its defense against Hamas and all other terrorist organizations.

Voted and approved by the MTGOP Executive Committee on November 9th, 2023.

Don “K” Kaltschmidt

Chairman, MTGOP