S.Res. 10 (111th): A resolution recognizing the right of Israel to defend itself against attacks from Gaza and reaffirming the United States’ strong support for Israel in its battle with Hamas, and supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Jan 08, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Harry Reid
Senator from Nevada
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Last Updated
Jan 08, 2009
5 pages

This simple resolution was agreed to on January 8, 2009. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Introduced Jan 08, 2009
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Jan 08, 2009
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S.Res. stands for Senate simple resolution.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

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1/8/2009--Passed Senate without amendment.
Expresses commitment to the welfare and survival of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders and recognizes Israel's 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, and agree to accept previous agreements between Israel and the Palestinians.
Encourages the President to work to support a sustainable cease-fire in Gaza that prevents Hamas from retaining or rebuilding the capability to launch rockets and mortars against Israel and allows for the long term improvement of daily living conditions for Gaza's people.
States that all appropriate measures should be taken to diminish civilian casualties.
Supports efforts to diminish the influence of extremists in the Palestinian territories.
Reiterates support for U.S. government efforts to promote a just resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that leads to the creation of a viable and independent Palestinian state living in peace alongside a secure Israel.

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