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					Resolution S13-04                                                                Senator Adam Harris
February 6, 2013

                                      Support of Israeli Rights

Expressing support for the State of Israel’s right to defend Israeli sovereignty, to protect the lives and
safety of the Israeli people, and to use all means necessary to confront and eliminate nuclear threats
posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

WHEREAS, archeological evidence exists confirming Israel’s existence as a nation over 3,000
years ago in the area in which it currently exists, despite assertions of its opponents;

WHEREAS, with the dawn of modern Zionism, the national liberation movement of the Jewish
people, some 150 years ago, the Jewish people determined to return to their homeland in the Land of
Israel from the lands of their dispersion;

Whereas, in 1922, the League of Nations mandated that the Jewish people were the legal sovereigns
over the Land of Israel and that legal mandate has never been superseded;

Whereas, in the aftermath of the Nazi-led Holocaust from 1933 to 1945, in which the Germans and
their collaborators murdered 6,000,000 Jewish people in a premeditated act of genocide, the
international community recognized that the Jewish state, built by Jewish pioneers must gain its
independence from Great Britain;

Whereas, the United States was the first nation to recognize Israel’s independence in 1948, and the
State of Israel has since proven herself to be a faithful ally of the United States in the Middle East;

Whereas, the United States and Israel have a special friendship based on shared values, and together
share the common goal of peace and security in the Middle East;

Whereas, on October 20th 2009, President Barack Obama, rightly noted that the United States-Israel
relationship is, ‘‘a bond that is much more than a strategic alliance.’’;


Whereas, the national security of the United States, Israel, and allies in the Middle East face a clear
and present danger from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran seeking nuclear weapons
and the ballistic missile capability to deliver them;

Whereas, Iran continues its support of international terrorist organizations such as Hamas and
Hezbollah

Whereas, Iran has ordered its proxy Hezbollah to carry out catastrophic acts of international
terrorism such as the bombing of the Jewish AMIA Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1994, and
could give a nuclear weapon to a terrorist organization in the future;

Whereas, Iran has refused to provide the International Atomic Energy Agency with full
transparency and access to its nuclear program;

Davante Lewis       Josiah Eastman       Terence Delaine Jr.     Caleb Whalley           Maci Wilcox
 President           Vice-President       Senate Speaker           Treasurer              Secretary
Resolution S13-04                                                                Senator Adam Harris
February 6, 2013

Whereas, Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program in order to increase its influence, through
coercion, in the region and around the globe, and

Whereas, despite numerous sanctions from the United Nations and the United States, Iran has
continued their pursuit of weapons grade uranium, and

Whereas, Iran is committed to suppressing democracy, violently quelling protests by college
students in response to manipulated election results in the summer of 2009, and

Whereas, on June 9th, 2010, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1929,
recognizing the UN’s commitment to nuclear non-proliferation and a Middle East free of weapons of
mass destruction as well as Iran’s previous disregard of the UN’s International Atomic Energy
Agency, and

Whereas, Resolution 1929, imposed the strictest international sanctions to date on Iran in order to
bring its nuclear weapons program to a halt, and

Whereas, on June 24th, 2010, the United States Congress passed the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions,
Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (CISADA) with a vote of 408-8 in the House of
Representatives and 99-0 in the Senate, and

Whereas, CISADA is an expansion of previous sanctions imposed on Iran in an effort to curb its
desire to achieve a nuclear weapons program, and

Whereas, CISADA is a peaceful and diplomatic attempt to dissuade Iran from continuing its pursuit
of nuclear weapons, and

Whereas, on July 1st, 2010, President Barack Obama signed CISADA into law, then

BE IT RESOLVED, that the McNeese State University Senate on behalf of the students of McNeese
State University; (1) expresses support for Israel’s rights to exist, to defend Israeli sovereignty, and
to protect the lives and safety of the Israeli people, (2) condemns the Government of the Islamic
Republic of Iran; for its threats of ‘‘annihilating’’ the United States and the State of Israel, for its
continued support of international terrorism, and for its incitement of genocide of the Jewish people;
(3) demand strict enforcement of the sanctions placed by the United States Congress and by the
United Nations on Iran, in order to maintain a nuclear-free Iran, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the students of McNeese State University stand in solidarity
with their peers in Iran as they protest the destructive and totalitarian regime that continues to pursue
a nuclear weapons program to the detriment of Iranian society.


_______________________                                            _____________________________
      Davante Lewis                                                        Terence Delaine Jr.
Student Government President                                          Speaker of the Student Senate


Davante Lewis       Josiah Eastman      Terence Delaine Jr.     Caleb Whalley           Maci Wilcox
 President           Vice-President      Senate Speaker           Treasurer              Secretary

				
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