In the same speech, West also warned that Israel's other hostile neighbor, Syria, could quickly turn from its current political turmoil to war against Israel.
“What happens if all of a sudden Syria doesn’t focus on fighting each other, but focus on fighting Israel?” West asked.
The regime of Syrian strongman Bashir al-Assad is using military force to crush a populist uprising in the country.
West, who is a veteran of the Iraq war, has been among the most vocal pro-Israel supporters in Congress since joining the House in 2011. Early last year he chastised President Obama for calling for a two-state solution, saying that the United States ought not to negotiate with the Palestinian Authority.
"America should never negotiate with the Palestinian Authority which has aligned itself with Hamas," said West in a release in May 2011. "Palestine is a region, not a people or a modern state."