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  11/28/2011, Kislev 2, 5772

Shomron Regional Council Honors American Lawmaker


The Samaria (Shomron) Regional Council honored South Carolina State Representative Alan Clemmons, Sunday, for his pro-Israel resolution, which was passed by the South Caroline House of Representatives and forwarded to other states in June. Reflecting biblical promises made to Israel, the Jewish state's relations with the United States and South Carolina in particular, as well as the enmity that some have for Israel and the United States, Clemmons' resolution states the assembly's support for Israel, "recognizing that Israel is neither an attacking force nor an occupier of the lands of others, and that peace can be afforded the region only through a united Israel governed under one law for all people."

Council Chairman Gershon Mesika presented Representative Clemmons with a certificate during a day-long tour of the area. Clemmons expressed his support for development and construction in the area, adding that he was surprised at what he saw, despite his long-standing support for Israel and previous visits, which included a stint as volunteer grape harvester.