Senate Letter Supporting Israel’s Quest for Peace
(June 24, 2008)
More than half of the House and three-quarters of the Senate sent letters to President Bush reinforcing the key principles America should stand by as it works to help Israel achieve peace. The letters reiterate Israel’s right to self-defense, call on the U.S. to stand strongly with Israel at the U.N. and urge the president to press the Arab states to do more to support Israeli-Palestinian talks. The House letter, sent on June 27 and signed by 268 members of the House, was authored by Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Howard Berman (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). The Senate letter, sent on June 24 and signed by 77 members of the Senate, including Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), was authored by Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), and was reinforced by an additional message by Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL).
To read the text of the Senate letter, click here.