May 20 2011
Utah Senator Will Introduce Congressional Resolution Disapproving of President's New Policy Toward Israel Next Week
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today condemned the President’s new demands that threaten Israel’s security. Hatch said he will introduce a Congressional Resolution next week disapproving the President’s new policy towards Israel. Hatch issued the following statement:
“Israel is the United States’ strongest friend and ally. By calling for a return to the pre-1967 borders, President Obama has directly undermined her. Rather than stand by Israel against consistent unprovoked aggression by longtime supporters of terrorism, President Obama is rewarding those who threaten Israel’s very right to exist. This is not only ridiculous, but dangerous. There is strong disapproval in Congress for the President’s new posture towards Israel, and I will introduce a resolution next week affirming Israel’s right to maintain its territorial integrity.
“Now, more than ever, the security interests of the United States and Israel are linked. Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons is a clear and present danger to both of our nations. We cannot distance ourselves from our Israeli friends.”