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112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 270

Reaffirming United States principles regarding the security of Israel and peace in the Middle East.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 23, 2011

Mr. Dold (for himself, Mr. Yoder, Mr. Griffin of Arkansas, Mr. Fincher, Mr. Dent, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Walsh of Illinois, Mr. Canseco, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Roskam, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Reed, Mr. Stutzman, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Bass of New Hampshire, Mrs. Lummis, Mrs. Biggert, Mr. Gerlach, Mr. Pence, Mr. Gibbs, Mrs. Roby, Mr. Runyan, Mr. Barletta, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Labrador, Mr. Kinzinger of Illinois, Mrs. Ellmers, Mr. Quayle, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, and Mr. Gowdy) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


RESOLUTION

Reaffirming United States principles regarding the security of Israel and peace in the Middle East.

Whereas the 108th United States Congress, in a nearly unanimous and bipartisan manner, affirmed the United States commitment to the security of the State of Israel;

Whereas this commitment is contained in House Concurrent Resolution 460 and Senate Resolution 393 of the 108th Congress;

Whereas H. Con. Res. 460 passed the House of Representatives on June 23, 2004, by a vote of 407–9;

Whereas S. Res. 393 passed the Senate on June 24, 2004, by a vote of 95–3;

Whereas the United States appreciates the risks Israel needs to take for peace, and therefore seeks to reassure Israel of several points regarding the security of Israel and the principles of peace in the Middle East;

Whereas 502 Members of the 108th Congress affirmed that the United States remains committed to the security of Israel, including secure, recognized, and defensible borders, and to preserving and strengthening the capability of Israel to deter enemies and defend itself against any threat;

Whereas 502 Members of the 108th Congress affirmed that the United States is committed to a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with the two states living side by side in peace and security;

Whereas 502 Members of the 108th Congress affirmed that it is unrealistic to expect that the outcome of final status negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians will be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949;

Whereas 502 Members of the 108th Congress affirmed its support for efforts to build the capacity and will of Palestinian institutions to fight terrorism and dismantle terrorist organizations; and

Whereas 502 Members of the 108th Congress affirmed that in order to promote a lasting peace, all Arab states must oppose terrorism, support the emergence of a peaceful and democratic Palestine, and state clearly that they will live in peace with Israel: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives reaffirms the principles articulated in H. Con. Res. 460 and S. Res. 393 of the 108th Congress, which will strengthen the security and well-being of the State of Israel and which will advance the goal of two states living side by side in peace and security.