The United States Senate passed by unanimous consent a bipartisan resolution with 62 Senators as co-sponsors expressing firm support for Israel’s “inherent right to act in self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism.”
The resolution expresses the Senate’s vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders. The resolution also recognizes and expresses strong support for Israel’s right to act in self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism. The bipartisan resolution unanimously passed the Senate yesterday evening.
“No country should be forced to withstand attacks on its own people,” Lautenberg (D-NJ) said. “We cannot expect Israel to stand idly by while its citizens are the targets of continued rocket attacks. We support Israel’s right to defend itself and call on Hamas to immediately renounce terror and recognize Israel’s right to exist.”
The Israeli Embassy in Washington expressed appreciation Friday night to both houses of Congress for passing resolutions supporting Israel’s right to defend itself.
Both the Senate and the US House of Representatives unanimously passed identical non-binding resolutions on Thursday and Friday, respectively, expressing support for Israel’s “inherent right to act in self-defense.”
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee in a statement praised “the extraordinary show of support…for Israel’s struggle against terrorist attacks on its citizens.”
In 2012 alone, terror organizations in Gaza have fired over one thousand rockets into Israel. It’s been going on for the past 12 years. Over three hundred forty of these were in the past several days alone. In the face of this brutality, Israel, like any nation, has the right and the duty to protect her citizens from unwarranted violence and destruction.
“Israel has shown tremendous restraint in the face of the unceasing rocket and mortar fire launched from Gaza,” said the Anti-Defamation League’s Abe Foxman. “This operation is directly targeting the leadership responsible for these attacks, as well as the warehouses and facilities housing their weapons. No country in the world would stand by and tolerate such attacks on more than a million civilians.”
The Senate gave an underlying message to the world about where America stands when it comes to our alliance with Israel.
In the coming days, we will be called on to continue to defend Israel’s actions and her right to defend herself.
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem!