House recognizes Egypt-Israel peace treaty


WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution recognizing the 30th anniversary of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.

Noting that the treaty "set an unprecedented example of reconciliation," the legislation also seeks to "encourage continued United States efforts to foster constructive intiatives to resolve existing conflicts and mitigate current and emerging threats to a just and lasting Middle East peace," and calls for recognition of the treaty as a "model mechanism" for other nations.

The resolution passed March 31 by a 418-1 vote, with the only no vote coming from Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).

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