H.Res. 34 (111th): 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.

Jan 08, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Nancy Pelosi
Representative for California's 8th congressional district
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Jan 09, 2009
5 pages

This simple resolution was agreed to on January 9, 2009. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Introduced Jan 08, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 08, 2009
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Jan 09, 2009

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree
Jan 09, 2009 1:40 p.m.
Passed 390/5

116 cosponsors (68D, 48R) (show)

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H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

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1/9/2009--Passed House without amendment.
Expresses commitment to the welfare and survival of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders and recognizes its right to act in self-defense.
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 dismantle its terrorist infrastructure.
Encourages the Administration to work to support a sustainable cease-fire in Gaza that prevents Hamas from retaining or rebuilding its terrorist infrastructure.
States that the lives of innocent civilians must be protected to the maximum extent possible.
Calls on all nations to: (1) condemn Hamas for 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 (2) lay blame for the breaking of the calm and for subsequent civilian casualties on Hamas.
Supports efforts to diminish the influence of extremists in the Palestinian territories.
Calls: (1) on Egypt to intensify its efforts to halt smuggling between Gaza and Egypt; and (2) for the release of the kidnaped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Reiterates support for a two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

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