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uitable treatment of all nations in the context of international institutions and to stop what it views to be counter-productive efforts that undermine the role of the United Nations as an honest broker for peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and

Whereas the State of Israel's election to the Vice Presidency

of the l'nited Nations General Assembly presents member nations with an opportunity to reverse the body's pattern of unfairly castigating Israel: Now, therefore, be it

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AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE

TO H. RES. 438

OFFERED BY Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN

Strike the preamble and insert the following:

Whereas the 60th session of the General Assembly of the

United Nations is currently underway in New York City;

Whereas the State of Israel is a critical strategic ally of the

United States in the Middle East and the only true democracy in the region;

Whereas 60 years ago the United Nations was founded, in

part, to prevent another Holocaust from ever happening again;

Whereas three years after its founding, the United Nations

passed General Assembly Resolution 181, which provided for the partition of Mandatory Palestine and the establishment on its territory of an independent Jewish state, which became the State of Israel;

Whereas in recent years, the General Assembly of the United

Nations has engaged in a pattern of approving resolutions that unfairly criticize and condemn Israel;

Whereas during the 59th session of the General Assembly of

the United Nations, the General Assembly adopted 21 resolutions criticizing Israel;

Whereas despite the myriad of challenges facing the world

community, the General Assembly of the United Nations has devoted a vastly disproportionate amount of time and resources to castigating Israel;

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Whereas for the past 30 years, the United Nations has fund

ed three entities that support anti-Israel propaganda, including the Division for Palestinian Rights, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, and the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Human Rights Practices Affecting the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories;

Whereas the double standard against the State of Israel that

is perpetrated at the United Nations is pervasive: of ten emergency special sessions called by the General Assembly of the United Nations, six have been about Israel, and since 1997, at the annual meetings of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, only Israel has had its own agenda item (Item 8) dealing with its alleged human rights violations, whereas all other countries are dealt with in a separate agenda item (Item 9); and

Whereas as a founding member of the United Nations, the

United States has a special responsibility to promote fair and equitable treatment of all member states of the United Nations: Now, therefore be it

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Amend the title so as to read: "Resolution urging member states of the United Nations to stop supporting resolutions that unfairly castigate Israel and to promote within the United Nations a more balanced and constructive approach to resolving conflict in the Middle East.”.

IV

109TH CONGRESS

1ST SESSION

H. CON. RES. 275

Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the education curriculum in

the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

OCTOBER 26, 2005
Mr. DAVIS of Florida (for himself, Mr. King of New York, Ms. Ros-

LEHTINEN, Mr. ACKERMAN, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr.
BURTON of Indiana, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. ENGEL, Mr. WEXLER, Mr.
DELAHUNT, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Mrs. Jo ANN DAVIS of Virginia, Mr.
MEEKS of New York, Mr. TANCREDO, Mr. CROWLEY, Ms. WATSON, Ms.
BERKLEY, Mr. CHANDLER, Mr. SHAYS, Mr. SAXTON, Mrs. TAUSCHER,
Ms. SLAUGHTER, Ms. HARMAN, Mr. WELDON of Pennsylvania, Mr.
ISRAEL, Mr. KIND, Mr. WAMP, Mrs. MALONEY, Mrs. MCCARTHY, Mr.
HINCHEY, Mr. CRAMER, Ms. ESHOO, Mr. SKELTON, Mr. FOLEY, Mr.
HASTINGS of Florida, Mr. NADLER, Mr. MARKEY, Mrs. LOWEY, Mr.
BOYD, and Mr. MCNULTY) submitted the following concurrent resolution;
which was referred to the Committee on International Relations

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the education

curriculum in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Whereas the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sep

tember 11, 2001, were carried out by 19 hijackers, including 15 Saudi Arabian nationals;

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Whereas since September 11, 2001, multiple terrorist attacks

have occurred inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that were carried out by Saudi nationals;

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