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Passed Senate amended (06/24/2010)

Expresses the sense of the Senate: (1) that Israel has a right to defend itself against any threat to its citizens' safety; (2) reaffirming that the United States stands with Israel in pursuit of shared security goals, including Israel's security; (3) condemning the violent attack and provocation by extremists aboard the Mavi Marmara; (4) condemning any future such attempts to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza for the purpose of provoking violent confrontation or otherwise undermining Israel's security; (5) condemning Hamas for its failure to recognize Israel's right to exist, its human rights abuses against the residents of Gaza, and its continued rejection of a constructive path to Israeli-Palestinian peace; (6) condemning the government of Iran for supporting Hamas and undermining Israel's security; and (7) encouraging the government of Turkey to recognize the importance of continued strong relations with Israel and the necessity of scrutinizing organizations with potential terrorist ties.