Senate unanimously passes resolution standing by Israel
Senator Coons expressed his strong support for legislation passed unanimously by the Senate Thursday night reiterating that the United States stands with Israel as it faces an onslaught of rocket fire from Gaza.The resolution also recognizes Israel’s right to self-defense in the face of terror.
“With rockets raining down on innocent Israelis, the Senate tonight stood united in condemning these acts of terror and insisting that Israel has the right to defend its citizens from acts of terrorism,” Chris said. “The United States remains unwavering in its ironclad commitment to Israel’s security, and reaffirms that Hamas and other Gaza-based terrorist organizations must end the barrage of rocket and missile attacks.”
Approximately 900 missiles have entered Israel from Gaza since the beginning of the year.
Chris was an early co-sponsor of the bipartisan legislation, which was introduced by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). It follows President Obama’s recent phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, where he reiterated the United States’ strong support for Israel’s right to self-defense.
Chris is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.