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March 6, 2006
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A senior Republican and a senior Democrat introduced a resolution calling on NATO to begin the process of making Israel a member. The non-binding resolution, which aims for Israel’s full inclusion in NATO, was introduced this week by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), chairwoman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Middle East subcommittee, and Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), a senior member of the House’s International Relations Committee.

Congressional Democrats want to review Holocaust assets in the United States. All 32 Democrats and the single Independent on the Financial Services Committee wrote Friday to the chairwoman of the subcommittee on domestic and international policy, asking for a review of the work of a presidential advisory commission that examined the fate of Holocaust-era assets in U.S. custody.

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