Senate Passes Resolution Supporting Israel's Murder of Palestinians, But RAND PAUL Wants More Teeth In It....
Posted By: Watchman
Date: Saturday, 19-Jul-2014 19:20:01
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The US Senate on Thursday passed a resolution expressing support for Israel as IDF troops enter Gaza for a limited ground offensive against Hamas and Palestinian militants. The lead sponsors for the resolution (S. Res. 498) were Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).
Sens. Menendez and Graham introduced S.Res. 498, which reaffirms Senate support for Israel, condemns unprovoked rocket fire and calls on Hamas to stop all rocket attacks on Israel.
“The United States Senate is in Israel’s camp,” Graham said on the Senate floor Thursday.
“Hamas must end its rocket and mortar attacks and recognize Israel’s right to exist,” Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said. “It cannot be allowed to continue its terrorist acts.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) supported the resolution, which passed through a unanimous consent agreement, but said, “I want more teeth in this.” He called on the Senate to pass his bill, S. 2265, which would end all U.S. Foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority until it kicks Hamas out of its unity government.
AIPAC commended the Senate for passing a strong bipartisan resolution affirming Israel’s right to self-defense against the unprovoked assault on its civilians by the terrorist group Hamas.
In addition to reaffirming Israel’s right to self-defense, the Senate resolution urges Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to dissolve the unity governing arrangement with Hamas and condemn the attacks on Israel. The resolution calls on Hamas to immediately cease all rocket and other attacks against Israel.