Daily Israel Report

US Senate Likely to Pass New Pro-Israel Resolution

Senate majority leader announces unanimous consent to take up resolution affirming support for Israel, strengthening sanctions against Iran.
By Arutz Sheva staff
First Publish: 5/21/2013, 5:18 PM

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
Reuters

The United States Senate Majority Leader announced Monday that there is unanimous consent to take up a resolution that would affirm support for Israel and strengthen enforcement of sanctions against Iran.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, said the Senate would debate S. Res. 65 and proceed to a vote on Wednesday afternoon, The Hill reported.

The resolution, which was introduced by Republican senator Lindsey Graham, would reaffirm the United States’ support for Israel and recognizes the threat a nuclear Iran would pose to the West.

The resolution also supports the full implementation of U.S. and international sanctions on Iran.

The resolution says, “that if Israel is compelled to take military action in self-defense against Iran's nuclear weapons program the U.S. government should provide Israel with diplomatic, military and economic support.”

Graham’s resolution, which expressly says it’s not a declaration of war, is likely to pass since it has 91 cosponsors in the Senate, according to the Washington-based publication.