Lance: America Must Stand Firm with Israel, Denounce Terrorist Attacks by Hamas and Others


By:  Leonard Lance
Date: Nov. 16, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today called for an end to the mounting terrorist attacks on Israel and urged President Obama to stand with our closest ally in the Middle East by reaffirming that Israel has every right to live in peace and defend itself.

The Seventh District lawmaker supported a bipartisan congressional resolution the House approved today expressing support for Israel's "inherent right to act in self-defense." The U.S. Senate approved an identical measure late yesterday by unanimous consent.

Specifically the Resolution "expresses unwavering commitment to the security of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders, and recognizes and strongly supports its inherent right to act in self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism."

"I am pleased the U.S. House in bipartisan manner reaffirmed America's longstanding belief that Israel has every right to live in peace and defend itself," said Lance. "When nearly 400 Hamas and Islamic Jihad rockets are being fired into Israel and killing innocent Israeli citizens, America must firmly stand with Israel and denounce the recent terrorist attacks by Hamas and others."

Earlier this week, Israel launched airstrikes in retaliation for rocket attacks from the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hamas and others.

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