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Washington Update:
The House Passes Resolution Expressing Solidarity with Israel

The House of Representatives passed [on 10/25] by a vote of 365-30, a Resolution [H.Res.426] which expressed solidarity with Israel and condemning the "Palestinian leadership for encouraging the violence and doing so little for so long to stop it. " H.Res.426 calls upon the Palestinian leadership to refrain from public incitement, to stop all violence, and to settle all grievances through negotiations. The Resolution also commends continuing US efforts in support of the peace process and urges the Administration to use its seat on the UN Security Council to block unbalanced UN resolutions. Lead sponsors of the bill include: Reps. Ben Gilman (R-NY), Chairman of the House International Relations Committee; Sam Gejdenson (D-CT), the committee's ranking Democrat; Dick Armey (R-TX), House Majority Leader; Dick Gephardt (D-MO), House Minority Leader; Jerry Nadler (D-NY); and Tom Reynolds (R-NY).


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