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RECOGNIZING THE 57TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDEPENDENCE

OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL; URGING WITHDRAWAL OF SYRIAN
FORCES FROM LEBANON, SUPPORT FOR DEMOCRATIC ELEC-
TIONS IN LEBANON, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; EXPRESSING
SENSE OF THE HOUSE REGARDING MANIFESTATIONS OF
ANTI-SEMITISM BY U.N. MEMBER STATES, AND FOR OTHER
PURPOSES; AND WELCOMING THE PRESIDENT OF AFGHANI-
STAN ON HIS MAY 2005 VISIT TO THE U.S., AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES

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H. Con. Res. 149, H. Res. 273, H. Res. 282, and

H. Con. Res. 153

MAY 18, 2005

Serial No. 109-53

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COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

HENRY J. HYDE, Illinois, Chairman JAMES A. LEACH, Iowa

TOM LANTOS, California CHRISTOPHER H. SMITH, New Jersey, HOWARD L. BERMAN, California Vice Chairman

GARY L. ACKERMAN, New York DAN BURTON, Indiana

ENI F.H. FALEOMAVAEGA, American ELTON GALLEGLY, California

Samoa ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, Florida

DONALD M. PAYNE, New Jersey DANA ROHRABACHER, California

ROBERT MENENDEZ, New Jersey EDWARD R. ROYCE, California

SHERROD BROWN, Ohio PETER T. KING, New York

BRAD SHERMAN, California STEVE CHABOT, Ohio

ROBERT WEXLER, Florida THOMAS G. TANCREDO, Colorado

ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York RON PAUL, Texas

WILLIAM D. DELAHUNT, Massachusetts DARRELL ISSA, California

GREGORY W. MEEKS, New York JEFF FLAKE, Arizona

BARBARA LEE, California JO ANN DAVIS, Virginia

JOSEPH CROWLEY, New York MARK GREEN, Wisconsin

EARL BLUMENAUER, Oregon JERRY WELLER, Illinois

SHELLEY BERKLEY, Nevada MIKE PENCE, Indiana

GRACE F. NAPOLITANO, California THADDEUS G. MCCOTTER, Michigan

ADAM B. SCHIFF, California KATHERINE HARRIS, Florida

DIANE E. WATSON, California JOE WILSON, South Carolina

ADAM SMITH, Washington JOHN BOOZMAN, Arkansas

BETTY McCOLLUM, Minnesota
J. GRESHAM BARRETT, South Carolina BEN CHANDLER, Kentucky
CONNIE MACK, Florida

DENNIS A. CARDOZA, California
JEFF FORTENBERRY, Nebraska
MICHAEL MCCAUL, Texas
TED POE, Texas

THOMAS E. MOONEY, SR., Staff Director/General Counsel

ROBERT R. KING, Democratic Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIA

ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, Florida, Chair STEVE CHABOT, Ohio, Vice Chair

GARY L. ACKERMAN, New York THADDEUS G. MCCOTTER, Michigan

HOWARD L. BERMAN, California JOHN BOOZMAN, Arkansas

ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York CONNIE MACK, Florida

JOSEPH CROWLEY, New York JEFF FORTENBERRY, Nebraska

SHELLEY BERKLEY, Nevada JO ANN DAVIS, Virginia

ADAM B. SCHIFF, California MIKE PENCE, Indiana

BEN CHANDLER, Kentucky KATHERINE HARRIS, Florida

DENNIS A. CARDOZA, California DARRELL ISSA, California

YLEEM POBLETE, Subcommittee Staff Director

MATT ZWEIG, Professional Staff Member
DAVID ADAMS, Democratic Professional Staff Member

LEE COHEN, Staff Associate

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CONTENTS

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MARKUP OF
H. Con. Res. 149, Recognizing the 57th anniversary of the independence

of the State of Israel
H. Res. 273, Urging the withdrawal of all Syrian forces from Lebanon, sup-

port for free and fair democratic elections in Lebanon, and the development
of democratic institutions and safeguards to foster sovereign democratic

rule in Lebanon
H. Res. 282, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding

manifestations of anti-Semitism by United Nations member states and
urging action against anti-Semitism by United Nations officials, United
Nations member states, and the Government of the United States, and

for other purposes
H. Con. Res. 153, Welcoming His Excellency Hamid Karzai, the President

of Afghanistan, on the occasion of his visit to the United States in May
2005 and expressing support for a strong and enduring strategic partner-

ship between the United States and Afghanistan
Amendments to H. Res. 273 and H. Con. Res. 149

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RECOGNIZING THE 57TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL; URGING WITHDRAWAL OF SYRIAN FORCES FROM LEBANON, SUPPORT FOR DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS IN LEBANON, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; EXPRESSING SENSE OF THE HOUSE REGARDING MANIFESTATIONS OF ANTI-SEMITISM BY U.N. MEMBER STATES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; AND WELCOMING THE PRESIDENT OF AFGHANISTAN ON HIS MAY 2005 VISIT TO THE U.S., AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2005

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE MIDDLE EAST

AND CENTRAL ASIA,
COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS,

Washington, DC. The Subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2172, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Chair of the Subcommittee) presiding.

Ms. Ros-LEHTINEN. The Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia is now in session with Mr. Lantos, Mr. Mack, and Mr. Boozman present.

Pursuant to notice, I call up the following measures for purposes of markup and move their recommendation to Full Committee: H. Con. Res. 149, Recognizing the 57th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel; H. Res. 273, Urging the withdrawal of Syrian forces from Lebanon, support for free and fair democratic elections in Lebanon, and the development of democratic institutions and safeguards to foster sovereign democratic rule in Lebanon; H. Res. 282, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding manifestations of anti-Semitism by United Nations member states ., and for other purposes; and H. Con. Res. 153, Welcoming His Excellency Hamid Karzai, the President of Afghanistan, on the occasion of his visit to the United States in May 2005 and expressing support for a strong and enduring strategic partnership between the United States and Afghanistan.

[The resolutions referred to follow:]

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