Nebraska Legislature Adopts Resolution Urging U.S. to Halt Pressure on Israel
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Nebraska Legislature Adopts Resolution Urging U.S. to Halt Pressure on Israel

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The State Legislature of Nebraska has called on the United States government to “impose no pressure upon Israel to withdraw or to sacrifice any territory without the establishment of a true peace.” Adherence to a policy of friendship and support for Israel was urged in a resolution adopted by the 82nd Legislature here by a vote of 31-1. The measure was introduced by Senators Terry Carpenter and Sam Klaver. The only negative vote was cast by Sen. Richard Proud. The resolution stated in part, “We believe that it is in the best interests of the United States that the people of Israel be able to dwell in freedom within safe and secure boundaries, and that they have the means to defend their liberty and to deter Soviet aggression, and that great powers not impose upon them political settlements which would jeopardize their future.” The resolution further called on the U.S. to “encourage direct negotiations between Israel and its neighbors to effect a permanent end to armed conflict with recognition of the sovereignty of all parties and the right of Israel to have secure and recognized boundaries”; to “establish the freedom of the seas for all nations in the area and in all waterways including the Suez Canal and the Straits of Tiran.”

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