House Resolution 9 - Introduced HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 9 BY LOFGREN , ALONS , ROGERS , PAULSEN , LANDON , DRAKE , SODERBERG , DEYOE , WORTHAN , WATTS , KLEIN , KAUFMANN , HESS , HEATON , L. MILLER , GRASSLEY , and UPMEYER A Resolution commending the nation of Israel for its 1 cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with 2 the United States and with the State of Iowa. 3 WHEREAS, Israel has been granted her lands under 4 and through the oldest recorded deed, as recorded in 5 the Old Testament, a tome of scripture held sacred and 6 revered by Jews and Christians alike, as presenting the 7 acts and words of God; and 8 WHEREAS, the claim and presence of the Jewish people 9 in Israel has remained constant throughout the past 10 4,000 years of history; and 11 WHEREAS, the legal basis for the establishment of 12 the modern state of Israel was a binding resolution 13 under international law, which was unanimously adopted 14 by the League of Nations in 1922 and subsequently 15 affirmed by both houses of the United States 16 Congress; and 17 WHEREAS, this resolution affirmed the establishment 18 of a national home for the Jewish people in the 19 historical region of the Land of Israel, including the 20 areas of Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem; and 21 WHEREAS, Article 80 of the United Nations Charter 22 recognized the continued validity of the rights 23 granted to states or peoples which already existed 24 under international instruments, and, therefore, the 25 1922 League of Nations resolution remains valid, and 26 -1- LSB 2064HH (2) 85 jr/rj 1/ 3
H.R. 9 the 650,000 Jews currently residing in the areas of 1 Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem reside there 2 legitimately; and 3 WHEREAS, Israel declared its independence and 4 self-governance on May 14, 1948, with the goal of 5 reestablishing its God-given and legally recognized 6 lands as a homeland for the Jewish people; and 7 WHEREAS, the United States, having been the first 8 country to recognize Israel as an independent nation 9 and as Israel’s principal ally, has enjoyed a close and 10 mutually beneficial relationship with Israel and her 11 people; and 12 WHEREAS, Israel is the greatest friend and ally of 13 the United States in the Middle East and the values 14 of our two nations are so intertwined that it is 15 impossible to separate one from the other; and 16 WHEREAS, there are those in the Middle East who have 17 continually sought to destroy Israel, from the time 18 of its inception as a state, and those same enemies 19 of Israel also hate, and seek to destroy, the United 20 States; and 21 WHEREAS, the State of Iowa and Israel have enjoyed 22 cordial and mutually beneficial relations since 1948, 23 a friendship that continues to strengthen with each 24 passing year; NOW THEREFORE, 25 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, That 26 the House of Representatives commends Israel for its 27 cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the 28 United States and with the State of Iowa and supports 29 Israel in its legal, historical, moral, and God-given 30 -2- LSB 2064HH (2) 85 jr/rj 2/ 3
H.R. 9 right of self-governance and self-defense upon the 1 entirety of its own lands, recognizing that Israel is 2 neither an attacking force nor an occupier of the lands 3 of others, and that peace can be afforded the region 4 only through a whole and united Israel. 5 -3- LSB 2064HH (2) 85 jr/rj 3/ 3