In April 2002, during Operation Defensive Shield led by Israel to uncover and destroy Palestinian terror networks in the West Bank, the Senate passed S.Res.247 expressing solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. The resolution has 67 bipartisan cosponsors and passed by overwhelming vote of 94-0 with 6 abstentions or not voting. The House of Representatives passed an identical resolution in May 2002. The text of the resolution follows:
S. Res. 247
Expressing solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism.
Whereas the United States and Israel are now engaged in a common struggle against terrorism and are on the frontlines of a conflict thrust upon them against their will;
Whereas President George W. Bush declared on November 21, 2001, `We fight the terrorists and we fight all of those who give them aid. America has a message for the nations of the world: If you harbor terrorists, you are terrorists. If you train or arm a terrorist, you are a terrorist. If you feed a terrorist or fund a terrorist, you are a terrorist, and you will be held accountable by the United States and our friends.'; and
Whereas the United States has committed to provide resources to states on the frontline in the war against terrorism: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate--
Sources: Library of Congress