Wexler resolution to support Israel attack


A Jewish congressman plans to initiate a resolution supporting an Israeli attack on a Syrian nuclear target that Israel refuses to acknowledge.

“Expressing the unequivocal support of the House of Representatives for Israel’s right to self defense in the face of an imminent nuclear or military threat from Syria,” begins the resolution to be introduced Monday by Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) “Whereas on September 6, 2007, the Government of Israel justifiably conducted covert military operations in Syria, bombing a suspected nuclear facility.”

Israel has assiduously refused comment on the attack and it is not yet clear that the target had anything to do with nuclear weapons.

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