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S.RES.537: A resolution reaffirming support for Israel's right to defend its citizens and ensure the survival of the State of Israel, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Aug. 1, 2014
Latest Major Action Aug. 1, 2014
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Bill Summary

Supports Israel's: (1) right to defend its citizens and ensure Israel's survival, and (2) efforts to deal with the threats posed by Hamas's rockets and tunnels.

Condemns Hamas's repeated violation of humanitarian cease fires and its use of suicide bombings.

Demands that Hamas return the Israeli soldier kidnapped on August 1, 2014.

Calls on the United Nations (U.N.) Secretary General to condemn terrorist attacks by Hamas on Israel.

Calls on: (1) Hamas to stop using residents of Gaza as human shields, and (2) the Palestinian people to reject Hamas and its ideology and to seek peace.

Urges the international community to condemn the unprovoked rocket fire at Israel.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 1, 2014 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S5326-5327)