The situation in Israel has grown even more tense over the past 24 hours. 4.5 million Israelis are now threatened by Hamas rockets as the terrorist group launched a rocket that hit metropolitan Tel Aviv. More than 275 rockets have been fired by Hamas since yesterday morning – all of them targeting civilian populations, homes and communities.Your commitment to AIPAC helps ensure that when Israel needs to take defensive action, it can count on American support. And the United States Senate made that abundantly clear today.
This morning, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) circulated a resolution to their colleagues that expressed the Senate’s “unwavering commitment to the security of the State of Israel,” and reiterates its call that Hamas must “end Gaza-linked rocket and missile attacks against Israel, recognize Israel’s right to exist, renounce violence, and agree to accept previous agreements between Israel and the Palestinians.”
By this evening, 64 Senators co-sponsored the bipartisan resolution and it passed the Senate by unanimous consent. We thank them for their support and the speed with which they delivered a powerful message that the United States stands with Israel.