Senate Passes Resolution Backing Israel’s Response to Gaza Rockets
JTA – WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a resolution expressing support for Israel’s “inherent right to act in self-defense.”
The non-binding resolution passed Thursday by unanimous consent.
Originally drafted by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), it “expresses unwavering commitment to the security of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders, and recognizes and strongly supports its inherent right to act in self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism.”