House Resolution 123 - Introduced HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 123 BY DE BOEF , ALONS , HAGER , LUKAN , LOFGREN , SANDS , HUSEMAN , PETTENGILL , TJEPKES , WATTS , BAUDLER , RAYHONS , L. MILLER , DRAKE , SODERBERG , KLEIN , IVERSON , RASMUSSEN , VAN ENGELENHOVEN , HORBACH , ARNOLD , SHAW , and SCHULTZ A Resolution supporting a free, independent, and secure 1 Israel. 2 WHEREAS, Israel has been granted her lands under 3 and through the oldest recorded deed as reported in 4 the Old Testament, a tome of scripture held sacred and 5 reverenced by Jew and Christian, alike, as the acts and 6 words of God; and 7 WHEREAS, as the Grantor of said lands, God stated 8 to the Jewish people in the Old Testament in Leviticus 9 20:24: “Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give 10 it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with 11 milk and honey”; and 12 WHEREAS, God has never rescinded his grant of said 13 lands; and 14 WHEREAS, along with the grant of said lands to 15 the Jewish people, God provided for the non-Jewish 16 residents of the land in commanding that governance 17 must be in one law for all without drawing distinction 18 between Jewish and non-Jewish citizens, as contained in 19 Leviticus 24:22; and 20 WHEREAS, the Nation of Israel declared its 21 independent control and governance of said lands 22 on May 14, 1948, with the goal of reestablishing 23 their God-given lands as a homeland for the Jewish 24 -1- LSB 5800YH (6) 84 jr/rj 1/ 2
H.R. 123 people; and 1 WHEREAS, the United States of America, having been 2 the first country to recognize Israel as an independent 3 nation and as Israel’s principal Mideast ally, has 4 enjoyed a close and mutually beneficial relationship 5 with Israel and her people; and 6 WHEREAS, indeed, Israel is the United States of 7 America’s closest friend in the Mideast; and 8 WHEREAS, the roots of Israel and the roots of the 9 United States of America are so intertwined that it is 10 difficult to separate one from the other under the word 11 and protection of almighty God; and 12 WHEREAS, there are those in the Middle East who 13 have sought to destroy Israel from its inception as a 14 nation; and 15 WHEREAS, those same enemies of Israel also seek to 16 destroy the United States of America; and 17 WHEREAS, the United States of America and the nation 18 of Israel have enjoyed cordial and mutually beneficial 19 relations since 1948, a friendship that should continue 20 to strengthen with each passing year; NOW THEREFORE, 21 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, That 22 the House of Representatives recognizes the sovereign 23 nation of Israel as a friend and ally of the United 24 States of America and the people of Iowa; and 25 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That on behalf of the people 26 of Iowa, the House of Representatives recognizes the 27 right of the nation of Israel to exist, defend itself, 28 and secure its borders. 29 -2- LSB 5800YH (6) 84 jr/rj 2/ 2