Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding fighting terror and embracing efforts to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace

November 25, 2003
November 25, 2003
Referred to Senate (sub)committee

6 cosponsors.

States that ending the “violence and terror” that has devastated Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza since 2000 is in the interest of the U.S., Israel, and the Palestinians and that military means will not resolve the conflict. Cites private initiatives among Israelis and Palestinians to develop peace initiatives such as the Geneva Accord, which demonstrates “that both Israelis and Palestinians have a partner for peace, that both peoples want to end the current vicious stalemate, and that both peoples are prepared to make necessary compromises in order to achieve peace.” Also, “each of the private initiatives addresses the fundamental requirements of both peoples, including preservation of the Jewish, democratic nature of Israel with secure and defensible borders and the creation of a viable Palestinian state.” Calls on Israelis and Palestinians to capitalize on these and other efforts and encourages the U.S. president to “embrace all serious efforts” to resolve the conflict.

See also: companion measure H. Res. 462 on 11/21/03; similar measure H. Res. 479 on 12/8/03; related measure H. Res. 478 on 12/8/03.

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