Israel’s 60th Birthday

Congress Votes to Celebrate Israel’s Birthday by Dave
April 25, 2008, 12:15 pm
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The resolution celebrating the ethnic cleansing of Palestine passed the House by a vote of 417-0.

Blunt Lauds Resolution Honoring Israel on its 60th Anniversary

House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement today after voting on the House floor to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the state of Israel, one
of America’s greatest and truest allies:

“As this Congress takes a moment today to recognize the 60th
anniversary of the founding of Israel, we’d all do well to consider and
appreciate the important relationship our countries have been able to
cultivate over all these years.

“As a Missourian, I’m proud to boast that it was President Truman who
first established that link – against the advice of some of his closest
advisors – by recognizing Israel as a legitimate democracy only minutes
after it was established.

“In the years since, Israel has become and remained one of America’s
greatest, truest, and most strategic allies – occupying a part of the world
marked by danger, tumult, and a rise in violent extremism. Let’s also
remember that this country, born out of the ashes of the Holocaust,
represents the hopes and dreams of generations of oppressed Jewish
diaspora. It’s for all these reasons, and myriad others, that I’m proud to
congratulate Israel on its upcoming birthday – and offer my sincere hope
that our relationship with this crucial ally grows even stronger in the

NOTE: The resolution honoring Israel ahead of its 60th birthday passed
the House by a vote of 417-0.


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