The House of Representatives just unanimously passed a Resolution supporting Israel and condemning Hamas.
H.Res.657, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the United States' support for the State of Israel as it defends itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from the Hamas terrorist organization, was voted this morning. Please make sure to thank both Congressmen Charlie Dent and Matthew Cartwright for their support.
The Honorable Charles W. Dent
3900 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 207
Allentown, PA 18103
DC Phone: 202-225-6411
The Honorable Matthew Cartwright
1 South 3rd St. 9th Floor
Easton, PA 18042
DC Phone: 202-225-5546
We believe the Senate will act next week -- possibly as early as Tuesday -- on a similar resolution, S. Res. 498. Please thank Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey for their co-sponsorship and support of this important resolution.
The Honorable Patrick Toomey
1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 101
Allentown, PA 18103
Phone: 610 434-1444
DC Phone: (202) 224-4254
The Honorable Robert P. Casey, Jr.
840 Hamilton St.
Allentown, PA 18101
DC Phone: 202-224-6324
According to a White House statement, President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke today by phone and Obama reiterated "the United States' strong condemnation of continuing rocket fire into Israel by Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza and reaffirmed Israel's right to defend itself against these attacks."
"The President once again expressed condolences to the people of Israel on the kidnapping and murder of teenagers Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach, and Naftali Fraenkel, who was an American and Israeli citizen, and urged that the perpetrators be brought to justice," the statement went on to say. "The two leaders also discussed the situation in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The President welcomed the arrest of suspects in the abduction and murder of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir and expressed appreciation for the Prime Minister's determination to see that they be brought to justice."