Congressman Keith Ellison

Representing the 5th District of Minnesota


The Middle East

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Dec 6, 2017

WASHINGTON—Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel:

Oct 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to withhold certification of the Iran nuclear deal:

Jul 7, 2013

It’s time to hit reset on Iran: Engage Hassan Rouhani
By: Rep. Keith Ellison and Rep. Jim McDermott
July 7, 2013 09:12 PM EDT

Oct 2, 2012

Early last month, extremists attacked our diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt, killing Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans following the release of a crude anti-Islamic video. The reaction has sparked urgent discussions about the “Arab Spring” transforming into an “Islamist Winter.” Some of my colleagues in Congress say the only option for the United States is to disengage from the region..

May 7, 2012

This article originally appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

After three stalled diplomatic attempts to stop Syrian President Bashar Assad's government from killing thousands of unarmed civilians, it's time for the international community to intervene. The United States should partner with its allies to establish safe zones on the borders of countries neighboring Syria.

Sep 22, 2011

THE United States should support the Palestinian Authority’s bid for statehood at the United Nations. The Palestinian people deserve a state now. As the current debate unfolds, I am reminded of what the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in 1965: “The time is always right to do what’s right.”

May 2, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Keith Ellison released the following statement on the death of Osama bin Laden by U.S. Armed Forces.

The death of Osama Bin Laden marks the most significant accomplishment yet in the war against Al-Qaeda. I commend the work of the U.S. Armed Forces and intelligence community for finding the world’s most wanted terrorist. I also wish to recognize President Obama for his decisive leadership as Commander in Chief.

Feb 11, 2011

Today is an historic day for peace, freedom, and democracy. I want to offer my congratulations to the Egyptian people on their determination and amazing success. Today the Egyptian people delivered a stiff rebuke to Al-Qaeda-ism, violence and religious extremism. Through peaceful protest Egypt has taken a monumental step toward true democracy.

Dec 9, 2009

Tune in to C-SPAN 
Thursday, December 10, 2009 
9:30 AM Eastern/8:30 AM Central


Nov 3, 2009

By Keith Ellison

Politico - November 3, 2009

Who is afraid of Richard Goldstone? No one should be. Not even the U.S. Congress — yet it is poised on Tuesday to condemn the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Goldstone report on violations of international law related to the Gaza war of late 2008.