I am very sure that some of our American elected officials were already hot on that trail without being told what to do. They know who butters their bread after all.
At any rate, AIPAC has a pdf Alert on their site with the complete list of both Democrat and Republican politicians along with borrowed official press release statements in which these Americans pledge allegiance to Israel.
Some short examples:
Rep. John Boozman (R-AR)
March 17th, 2010
“The Administration has lost focus on what has been the cornerstone of our foreign
policy in the Middle East. We have an unbreakable bond with Israel, but the
Administration is systematically eroding that relationship. The lack of clear objective and strategy by the Administration challenges and poses a security threat both in the Middle East as well as to our national security.”
Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD)
March 16th, 2010
“There is no excuse for Israel’s announcement of plans to expand housing units in East Jerusalem when Vice President Biden was on the ground meeting with the highest levels of the Israeli government. While the Vice President was on a mission to restart the peace process, such an announcement was a mistake.
“This incident does not diminish the fact that Israel is a critical ally of the United States and our bond runs deep, based on mutually important values and respect. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s quick expression of regret is a positive step forward and recognition of our continuing strong relationship. It is important for friends to have an open dialogue.” (Press Release)
Critical. Unbreakable. Bonds that run deep.
And here is one more which actually goes so far as to ask for a lack of transparency on the matter!
Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY)There is more in the document and some are very lengthy. They all say the same thing. Israel Good/Obama Bad. They all use the same wording- "unbreakable" and "shared values" "mutual democracy".
March 15th, 2010
Israel is a close friend and ally and our relationship is based on mutual interests and
benefits. We need to reaffirm the American-Israeli relationship as Vice President Biden did at Tel Aviv University last week. The Administration, to the extent that it has disagreements with Israel on policy matters, should find way to do so in private and do what they can to defuse this situation. (Press Release)
Many actually repeat the issue as a matter of "timing" and completely avoid the issue of illegal settlement expansion. Obviously their names wouldn't grace the document if they did.
As of now, the list is not available except on the AIPAC site. However its well worth downloading because nearly every state in represented.