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This afternoon Congress Passed a Resolution:

Recognizing Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza, reaffirming the United States’ strong support for Israel, and supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. (Full resolution below)

Out of all of the Congressmen who were present, twenty-seven did not support the resolution. Five Voted NO and twenty-two didn’t have the guts to vote yes or no, just present.

Below is a list of those members of congress. Are any of them YOURS?  Note that all but one (moonbat Ron Paul) are members of the Democratic party. California accounted for 25% of the group of 27:


Members Of Congress Who Believe That Israel Has NO Right to Defend Herself

— ANSWERED “NO” 5 —
Dennis J. Kucinich (D – OH)
Gwen Moore (D-WI)
Ron Paul (R – Saturn TX)
Nick Rahall (D-WV)
Maxine Waters (D-CA)


—- ANSWERED “PRESENT” 22 —
Neil Abercrombie (D-HI)
Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
John Dingell (D-MI)
Donna F. Edwards (D-MD)
Keith Ellison (D-Muslim Brotherhood MN)
Sam Farr (D-CA)
Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ)
Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)
Henry Johnson (D-GA)
Carolyn C. Kilpatrick (D-MI)
Barbara Lee(D-CA)
Betty McCollum (D-MI)James McDermott (D-WA)
George Miller(D-CA)
James Moron  Moran(D-VA)
John Olver (D-MA)
Donald Payne (D-NJ)
Loretta Sanchez(D-CA)
Pete Stark (D-CA)
Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)

Resolution Passed this afternoon:

111TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. RES.
Recognizing Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza, reaffirming
the United States’ strong support for Israel, and supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

RESOLUTION
Recognizing Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks
from Gaza, reaffirming the United States’ strong support
for Israel, and supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace
process.
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;
Whereas Hamas has refused to comply with the Quartet’s
(the United States, the European Union, Russia, and the
United Nations) requirements that Hamas recognize
Israel’s right to exist, renounce violence, and agree to accept
previous agreements between Israel and the Palestinians;
Whereas in June 2006, Hamas illegally crossed into Israel,
attacked Israeli forces, and kidnaped Corporal Gilad
Shalit, whom they continue to hold today;

Whereas Hamas has launched thousands of rockets and mortars
against Israeli population centers since 2001, and
has launched more than 6,000 such rockets and mortars
since Israel withdrew its civilian population and its military
from Gaza in 2005;

Whereas Hamas has increased the range and payload of its
rockets, reportedly with support from Iran and others,
putting hundreds of thousands of Israelis in danger of
rocket attacks from Gaza;

Whereas Hamas locates elements of its terrorist infrastructure
in civilian population centers, thus using innocent civilians
as human shields;

Whereas Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in a statement
on December 27, 2008, that ‘‘We strongly condemn
the repeated rocket and mortar attacks against Israel
and hold Hamas responsible for breaking the cease-fire
and for the renewal of violence there’’;

Whereas on December 27, 2008, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert said, ‘‘For approximately seven years, hundreds
of thousands of Israeli citizens in the south have been
suffering from missiles being fired at them . . . In such
a situation we had no alternative but to respond. We do
not rejoice in battle but neither will we be deterred from
it. . . .The operation in the Gaza Strip is designed, first
and foremost, to bring about an improvement in the security
reality for the residents of the south of the country’’;
Whereas the humanitarian situation in Gaza, including shortages
of food, water, electricity, and adequate medical
care, is becoming more acute;
Whereas Israel has facilitated humanitarian aid to Gaza with
hundreds of trucks carrying humanitarian assistance and
numerous ambulances entering the Gaza Strip since the
current round of fighting began on December 27, 2008;
Whereas on January 6, 2009, before the United Nations Security
Council, Secretary Rice stated that: ‘‘The situation
before the current events in Gaza was clearly not sustainable.
Hundreds of thousands of Israelis lived under the
daily threat of rocket attack, and frankly, no country,
none of our countries, would have been willing to tolerate
such a circumstance. Moreover, the people of Gaza
watched as insecurity and lawlessness increased and as
their living conditions grew more dire because of Hamas’s
actions which began with the illegal coup against the Palestinian
Authority in Gaza. . .A ceasefire that returns to
those circumstances is unacceptable and it will not last’’;
and
Whereas the ultimate goal of the United States is a sustainable
resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that will
ensure the welfare, security, and survival of the State of
Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders,
and a viable, independent, and democratic Palestinian
state living side by side in peace and security with
the State of Israel: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives—
expresses vigorous support and unwavering
commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of
the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state
with secure borders, and recognizes its right to act
in self-defense to protect its citizens against
Hamas’s unceasing aggression, as enshrined in the
United Nations Charter;
(2) reiterates that Hamas must end the rocket
and mortar attacks against Israel, recognize Israel’s
right to exist, renounce violence, agree to accept previous
agreements between Israel and the Palestinians,
 and verifiably dismantle its terrorist infrastruc
ture;
 (3) encourages the Administration to work actively to
support a durable and sustainable cease-firein Gaza ,
as soon as possible, that prevents Hamas from
retaining or rebuilding its terrorist infrastructure,
including the capability to launch rockets and
mortars against Israel, and thereby allowing for the
 long-term improvement of daily living conditions for
 the people of Gaza;
 (4) believes strongly that the lives of innocent
civilians must be protected to the maximum extent
possible, expresses condolences to innocent Palestinian
and Israeli victims and their families, and re-iterates
that humanitarian needs in Gaza should be
addressed promptly and responsibly;
(5) calls on all nations—
(A) to condemn Hamas for deliberately
embedding its fighters, leaders, and weapons in
 private homes, schools, mosques, hospitals, and
otherwise using Palestinian civilians as human
shields, while simultaneously targeting Israeli
civilians; and
 (B) to lay blame both for the breaking of
 the ‘‘calm’’ and for subsequent civilian casual
ties in Gaza precisely where blame belongs, that
 is, on Hamas;
(6) supports and encourages efforts to diminish
the appeal and influence of extremists in the Palestinian
territories, and strengthen moderate Palestinians who
are committed to a secure and lasting peace with Israel;
(7) calls on Egypt to intensify its efforts to halt
smuggling between Gaza and Egypt and affirms the
willingness of the United States to continue to assist
Egypt in these efforts;
(8) calls for the immediate release of the kidnaped
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who has been illegally
held in Gaza since June 2006; and reiterates its strong
support for a just and sustainable resolution of the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict achieved through negotiations
between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in order to
ensure the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel
as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders, and a
viable, independent, and democratic Palestinian state living
side by side in peace and security with the State of Israel.

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