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US House And Senate Vote To Back Israel While Massacre Continue Despite UN Call For Ceasefire
by mainly govtrack
Friday Jan 9th, 2009 1:37 PM
Today the US House voted its strong support for Israel. The UN Security Council voted yesterday for a cease-fire in Gaza, in a watered down resolution that largely caved in to US/Israeli demands. But, the Israeli massacre in Gaza continues and the number of dead is threatening to reach over a thousand in the next few days. Hundreds of children have been killed and Israel appears to be targeting aid workers (even those who have coordinated with the IDF to enter Gaza during Israel's supposed 3 hour "cease-fires") Despite the bloodshed the US government and our local representatives in the Bay Area are not just failing to condemn the killing but going out of their way to make sure it lasts longer....
The first resolution passed the US Senate on January 8th, the same day the UN accused Israel of targeting its aid convoys. It passed in the Senate by Unanimous Consent. A record of each representative's position was not kept.

S. Res. 10: A resolution recognizing the right of Israel to defend itself against attacks from Gaza and...
[text not yet available]
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=sr111-10
Sponsor:Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV]
Cosponsors were:
Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR]
Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
Sen. John Kerry [D-MA]
Sen. Blanche Lincoln [D-AR]
Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA]
Sen. Mel Martinez [R-FL]
Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
Sen. Carl Levin [D-MI]
Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA]
Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R-GA]
Sen. Evan Bayh [D-IN]
Sen. Mike Johanns [R-NE]
Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD]
Sen. Jim DeMint [R-SC]
Sen. Jon Kyl [R-AZ]
Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I-CT]
Sen. Byron Dorgan [D-ND]
Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
Sen. Robert Casey [D-PA]
Sen. Charles Schumer [D-NY]
Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
Sen. Robert Menéndez [D-NJ]
Sen. Max Baucus [D-MT]
Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
Sen. Richard Lugar [R-IN]
Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
Sen. Christopher Bond [R-MO]
Sen. Frank Lautenberg [D-NJ]
Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]

The House Resolution was introduced on January 8th and passed on January 9th (the votes are not yet visible on gov track).

H.Res. 34: Recognizing Israel's right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza, reaffirming the United...
text:
Recognizing Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza, reaffirming the United States strong support for Israel, and supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
...
Whereas Israel has facilitated humanitarian aid to Gaza with hundreds of trucks carrying humanitarian assistance and numerous ambulances entering the Gaza Strip since the current round of fighting began on December 27, 2008;
...
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hr111-34
Sponsor: Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA]
CoSponsors: Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD]
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL]
Rep. Dan Burton [R-IN]
Rep. Howard Berman [D-CA]
Rep. Eric Cantor [R-VA]
Rep. John Larson [D-CT]
Rep. Gary Ackerman [D-NY]
Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA]
Rep. John Boehner [R-OH]
Rep. Mike Pence [R-IN]
Rep. James Clyburn [D-SC]

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by Tirza
Friday Jan 9th, 2009 2:46 PM
in the resolution, lies about permitting aid etc etc, war crimes, what have my people come to??? It is such a tragedy, from being the victims to the perpetrators, it is almost unbelievable, what conscience is left of the Israeli power structure?