S.Res.10 - A resolution recognizing the right of Israel to defend itself against attacks from Gaza and reaffirming the United States' strong support for Israel in its battle with Hamas, and supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.111th Congress (2009-2010)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV] (Introduced 01/08/2009)|
|Latest Action:||01/08/2009 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S181-183; text as passed Senate: CR S183; text of measure as introduced: CR S235) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.10 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (01/08/2009)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Expresses commitment to the welfare and survival of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders and recognizes Israel's right to act in self-defense.
Reiterates that Hamas must end the rocket and mortar attacks against Israel, recognize Israel's right to exist, renounce violence, and agree to accept previous agreements between Israel and the Palestinians.
Encourages the President to work to support a sustainable cease-fire in Gaza that prevents Hamas from retaining or rebuilding the capability to launch rockets and mortars against Israel and allows for the long term improvement of daily living conditions for Gaza's people.
States that all appropriate measures should be taken to diminish civilian casualties.
Supports efforts to diminish the influence of extremists in the Palestinian territories.
Reiterates support for U.S. government efforts to promote a just resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that leads to the creation of a viable and independent Palestinian state living in peace alongside a secure Israel.