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H.Res. 226 (115th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 23, 2017.


Reaffirms the commitment of the House of Representatives to supporting U.S. actions that promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians and are designed to ensure the security of Israel and its people.

Reaffirms support for previous agreements between Israel and the Palestinians and adopted by third parties that recognize Israel's right to exist and promote a Palestinian state.

Commends the Obama administration and its predecessors for their commitment to Israel's security and for their efforts to demonstrate this commitment through the promotion of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Calls on Hamas to recognize Israel's right to exist, denounce violence, abide by existing agreements, and prevent missile attacks against Israel.

Calls upon states, international organizations, and individuals to oppose efforts to deny the Jewish people's historical, cultural, and spiritual connection to Israel.

Calls upon Arab and Muslim-majority states to build upon efforts towards full normalization of state-to-state relations with Israel.

Calls on the Israeli government to prevent further settlement expansion in the Occupied Territories.

Commends the Obama administration for supporting Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense System.

Calls on Israel and Hamas to uphold the existing cease-fire agreement.

Applauds the Obama administration's efforts to facilitate Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations.

Calls on President Trump to continue his predecessor's work towards a negotiated, two-state agreement ending the conflict backed by a strong international coalition of stakeholders to provide assurance to the negotiating parties that their agreement will be enduring and enforceable.