Alabama Legislature Joint Resolution in Support of Israel; 3/12/02

Posted Mar 12th 2002, 12:00 by Alabama Strategic Prayer Network on Prayer

Submitted by Janet Smith, AL-USSPN, State Prayer Coordinator (2001 – 2003)

ACT No. 2002 SJR6 5 47989-2 By Senators French and Enfinger RFD: Introduced: 12-MAR-2002 SJR 85 Enrolled, SJR85, URGING NATIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE STATE OF ISRAEL AND EXPRESSING THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA. WHEREAS, in the midst of World War II in 1943, Alabama led the nation as the first, and possibly only, state in America to officially call for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine; and WHEREAS, that official call was set forth in Act 144, SJR 4, 1943 Regular Session, a unanimous Joint Resolution of the Alabama State Senate and the Alabama House of Representatives, approved and signed by the Governor on June10, 1943; and WHEREAS, Alabama’s 1943 Joint Resolution was passed more than five years prior to the official establishment of the modern State of Israel, at a time when Alabamians and all Americans were waging war against the Axis powers and their effort to exterminate the Jews of Europe through mass murder; and WHEREAS, for more than five decades the State of Israel has been America’s chief democratic ally in the Middle East, in an alliance based on shared values and shared interests; and WHEREAS, in the wake of September 11, 2001, America and Alabama, like the state of Israel, have now experienced terrorist attacks on our innocent civilians as a result of suicide missions and other forms of terrorism; and WHEREAS, Alabamians, along with all Americans, grieve the senseless loss of innocent lives due to such reckless acts of terror and evil throughout our world; and WHEREAS, Alabama leads the nation with the number of her native sons and daughters serving in combat at this time; and WHEREAS, as Alabama led the nation at a critical time in 1943 by expressing her unequivocal support for the creation of the State of Israel, Alabama again desires to lead the nation by expressing her unequivocal support for the State of Israel at this critical time; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That we hereby express support for Israel, and for all people suffering at the hands of terrorism, and urge President George W. Bush and the Governors of all the United States of America to remain steadfast in support of the State of Israel and for all who battle senseless acts of evil and all forms of terrorism at this critical time, not only as a continuing act of justice, but also as a continuing and integral statement of the principles for which we as Americans, and Alabamians, are now actively waging war. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the President of the United States, to the Alabama delegation to the United States Congress, to the Governors of all the United States of America, and to the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., for transmission to all the proper authorities in the State of Israel. __________________________________________ President and Presiding Officer of the Senate __________________________________________ Speaker of the House of Representatives SJR85 Senate 12-MAR-2002 I hereby certify that the within Senate Joint Resolution originated in and was adopted by the Senate. McDowell Lee Secretary ____________________________________ House of Representatives Adopted: 19-MAR-2002 19 ____________________________________ By: Senator French 136 No. 144) (S. J. R. 4


 

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