Foreign Affairs Committee Member Says Israel Has Right of Self-defense
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Foreign Affairs Committee Member Says Israel Has Right of Self-defense

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Rep. Leonard Farbstein, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, stated in Congress today that “Israel has a basic sovereign right to defend herself against Syrian terrorism and aggression.” The New York Democrat said that “Israel has a naturals inherent right to fight back against aggression, the same as the United States or any other law-abiding nation.”

Rep. Farbstein added that “Syria’s disregard of the representations by the Secretary-General of the United Nations makes evident that Israel has a right to protect herself.

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