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House to Vote on Pro-Israel Resolution

January 8, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

The office of Howard Berman (D-CA), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, whipped together a non-binding resolution in support of Israel's military operation in Gaza this week, and it's going to be voted on by the full House tomorrow. The Senate passed a very similar resolution by unanimous voice vote this afternoon.

The resolution is pretty difficult to track down online (at 8pm on the night before the vote, it hasn't been posted on thomas.gov), so here is a pdf of the draft text. After a lengthy findings section ("Whereas Hamas was founded with the stated goal of destroying the State of Israel;" "Whereas Hamas has been designated by the United States as a Foreign Terrorist Organization;" etc.), it proposes the following for the House's endorsement:

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