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November 15, 2012 10:08 pm

Senate Passes Resolution Backing Israel’s Response to Gaza Rockets

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The United States Senate.

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.”

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