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Israel’s Right to ‘Self-Defense’



‘More than three-quarters of the House and the Senate have signed bipartisan letters to President Obama that affirm America’s support for Israel and call on the president to back its right to self-defense at the United Nations and other international organizations. The letters, which received 338 signatories in the House and 87 signatories in the Senate, also state that the United States should stand with Israel because it is in America’s “national security interest,” and express support for Israel’s right to self-defense in the wake of the Gaza flotilla incident. The House letter was led by Reps. Ted Poe (R-TX) and Gary Peters (D-MI). The Senate letter was spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Please thank your House and Senate members for signing these letters.’