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Jonathan Pollard: Hero of the “Progressive Democrats”

{Reprint from October 2010 Salem-News.  This piece was a list of efforts by some “progressive” Democrats showing where their allegiance stood.}

Jonathan Pollard: Hero of the “Progressive Democrats”

by M. Dennis Paul, Ph.D. Salem-News.Org

A few weeks ago, the news reported that, once again, a group of US elected representatives have called for clemency for convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard presently serving a life sentence. Barney Franks of Mass., Edolphus Towns of NY (veteran of the United States Army ), Anthony Weiner of NY, and Bill Pascrell of NJ

Edolphus Towns: co-sponsor H.CON.RES.260 Recognizing the 62nd anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel, and reaffirming unequivocal support for the alliance and friendship between the United States and Israel.

Co-Sponsor: H.RES.677 Extending best wishes to the people of India as they celebrate the 62nd anniversary of India’s independence from the British Empire. (Had previously called India a “Terrorist State” http://5uql.sl.pt )

Co-Sponsor: H.CON.RES.154 Expressing the sense of Congress that African-Americans and Jewish-Americans share common historical experiences and a commitment to a society free from hatred and violence.

Co-Sponsor: H.RES.34 Recognizing Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza, reaffirming the United States’ strong support for Israel, and supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Weiner

Sponsor H.RES.1440Recognizing and supporting Israel’s right to defend itself.

H.R.4406To render nationals of Israel eligible to enter the United States as nonimmigrant traders and investors.

H.R.1288Saudi Arabia Accountability Act of 2009

H.AMDT.309Amendment strikes Presidential waiver authority on the blocking of aid to Saudi Arabia.

H.R.792Prohibit Aid to Saudi Arabia Act of 2009

H.R.696Egyptian Counterterrorism and Political Reform Act

H.J.RES.87Limiting the issuance of a letter of offer with respect to a certain proposed sale of defense articles and defense services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

H.RES.1060Expressing condolences to the families of the eight people killed and nine people wounded in the library of the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem”s Kiryat Moshe quarter on March 6, 2008.

H.J.RES.76Disapproving the issuance of a letter of offer with respect to a certain proposed sale of defense articles and defense services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

H.R.2978To prohibit United States assistance for the Palestinian Authority and for programs, projects, and activities in the West Bank and Gaza, unless certain conditions are met.

H.R.2981To halt the issuance of visas to citizens of Saudi Arabia until the President certifies that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not discriminate in the issuance of visas on the basis of religious affiliation or heritage.

H.R.2985Arab Bank Accountability Act

H.R.2977Egyptian Counterterrorism and Political Reform Act

H.R.2976Saudi Arabia Accountability Act of 2007

H.R.2975To make unlawful the establishment or maintenance within the United States of an office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

H.R.2986Prohibit Aid to Saudi Arabia Act of 2007

H.AMDT.997An amendment to prohibit use of funds in the bill to finance any assistance to Saudi Arabia.

H.AMDT.379An amendment to prohibit use of funds in the bill for direct funding for Saudi Arabia.

H.R.2037Saudi Arabia Accountability Act of 2005

H.R.2036To make unlawful the establishment or maintenance within the United States of an office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

H.R.1670Egyptian Counterterrorism and Political Reform Act

H.AMDT.61Amendment sought to prohibit the use of funds for assistance to the Palestinian Authority or for programs, projects, and activities in the West Bank or Gaza.

H.AMDT.56Amendment sought to prohibit the use of funds to finance any assistance to Saudi Arabia.

H.R.1143To prohibit United States assistance for the Palestinian Authority and for programs, projects, and activities in the West Bank and Gaza, unless certain conditions are met.

H.RES.124Congratulating Jewish communities on their seven year completion of the 11th cycle of the daily study of the Talmud.

H.R.604To halt the issuance of visas to citizens of Saudi Arabia until the President certifies that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not discriminate in the issuance of visas on the basis of religious affiliation or heritage.

H.R.505Prohibit Aid to Saudi Arabia Act of 2005

CO=SPONSOR

H.RES.1532Urging an investigation into the role of the Insan Hak ve Hurriyetleri ve Insani Yardim Vakfi in providing financial, logistical, and material support to terrorists, and into the role of any foreign governments, including the Republic of Turkey, which may have aided and abetted the organizers of the recent “Gaza Flotilla” mission to breach Israeli coastal security and assault the naval defense forces of the State of Israel.

H.CON.RES.295Condemning the attack on the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 18, 1994, and for other purposes.

H.RES.1359Calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit held captive by Hamas, and for other purposes.

H.RES.1285Condemning the Government of Syria for transferring Scud missiles to the Hizballah terrorist organization, and for other purposes.

H.RES.1277Commending the efforts and honoring the work of the State of Israel, the Israel Defense Forces, and the Israeli people for their coordinated efforts to save lives and provide relief to the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck the island nation on January 12, 2010.

H.RES.867Calling on the President and the Secretary of State to oppose unequivocally any endorsement or further consideration of the “Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict” in multilateral fora.

H.RES.588Expressing the sense of the United States House of Representatives that the trial by the Government of the Russian Federation of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev constitutes a politically-motivated case of selective arrest and prosecution that serves as a test of the rule of law and independence of Russia’s judicial system.

H.CON.RES.154Expressing the sense of Congress that African-Americans and Jewish-Americans share common historical experiences and a commitment to a society free from hatred and violence.

H.RES.493Recognizing the significant contributions of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life to college campus communities in the United States and around the world.

H.CON.RES.29Expressing the sense of Congress that the United Nations should take immediate steps to improve the transparency and accountability of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) in the Near East to ensure that it is not providing funding, employment, or other support to terrorists.

H.RES.34Recognizing Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza, reaffirming the United States’ strong support for Israel, and supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

H.CON.RES.371Strongly supporting an immediate and just restitution of, or compensation for, property illegally confiscated during the last century by Nazi and Communist regimes.

H.RES.1249Urging the Government of the Republic of Iraq to recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist and to establish diplomatic relations with Israel, and for other purposes.

H.CON.RES.361Commemorating Irena Sendler, a woman whose bravery saved the lives of thousands during the Holocaust and remembering her legacy of courage, selflessness, and hope.

H.R.6079End the Turkish Blockade of Armenia Act

H.RES.1201Expressing the grave concern of the House of Representatives for Hezbollah, Syria, and Iran”s continued actions to undermine the legitimate Lebanese Government of Prime Minister Fuad Siniora, and their systematic violation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1559, 1680, 1701, and 1747.

H.RES.1110Condemning Hamas as a foreign terrorist organization responsible for the murders of 26 United States citizens.

H.R.5814Free Speech Protection Act of 2008

H.CON.RES.322Recognizing the 60th anniversary of the founding of the modern State of Israel and reaffirming the bonds of close friendship and cooperation between the United States and Israel.

H.RES.1069Condemning the broadcasting of incitement to violence against Americans and the United States in media based in the Middle East, calling for the designation of al-Aqsa TV as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity, and for other purposes.

H.RES.951Condemning the ongoing Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli civilians by Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist organizations, and for other purposes.

H.CON.RES.262Expressing the sense of Congress regarding Saudi Arabia”s policies relating to religious practice and tolerance, including Saudi Arabia”s commitment to revise Saudi textbooks to remove intolerant and violent references. ***

H.CON.RES.255Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the United States commitment to preservation of religious and cultural sites and condemning instances where sites are desecrated. ***

H.RES.759Recognizing the 40th Anniversary of the Mass Movement for Soviet Jewish Freedom and the 20th Anniversary of the Freedom Sunday Rally for Soviet Jewry on the Mall in Washington, D.C. 10/18/07H.RES.758Urging Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who is also Chairman of his Fatah party, to officially abrogate the 10 articles in the Fatah Constitution that call for Israel”s destruction and terrorism against Israel, oppose any political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and label Zionism as racism.

H.R.3713To ensure that the courts of the United States may provide an impartial forum for claims brought by United States citizens and others against any railroad organized as a separate legal entity, arising from the deportation of United States citizens and others to Nazi concentration camps on trains owned or operated by such railroad, and by the heirs and survivors of such persons.

H.RES.690Expressing grave concern of the House of Representatives for Iran and Syria”s continued and systematic violations of UN Resolutions 1701 and 1559.

H.RES.674Expressing 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.

H.RES.624Congratulating the State of Israel on chairing a United Nations committee for the first time in history, and for other purposes.

H.RES.557Strongly condemning the United Nations Human Rights Council for ignoring severe human rights abuses in various countries, while choosing to unfairly target Israel by including it as the only country permanently placed on the Council”s agenda.

H.RES.467Condemning the decision by the leadership of the University and College Union of the United Kingdom to support a boycott of Israeli academia.

H.CON.RES.152Relating to the 40th anniversary of the reunification of the City of Jerusalem.

H.R.1746Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act of 2007

H.RES.240Urging all member countries of the International Commission of the International Tracing Service (ITS) who have yet to ratify the May 2006 Amendments to the 1955 Bonn Accords Treaty, to expedite the ratification process to allow for open access to the Holocaust archives located at Bad Arolsen, Germany.

H.RES.235Supporting an upgrade in Israel”s relationship with NATO to that of a leading member of NATO”s Mediterranean dialogue and to that of a member of NATO”s Partnership for Peace.

H.RES.185Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the creation of refugee populations in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Persian Gulf region as a result of human rights violations. ***

H.R.1092Simon Wiesenthal Holocaust Education Assistance Act

H.RES.137Honoring the life and six decades of public service of Jacob Birnbaum and especially his commitment freeing Soviet Jews from religious, cultural, and communal extinction.

H.CON.RES.21Calling on the United Nations Security Council to charge Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with violating the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and United Nations Charter because of his calls for the destruction of the State of Israel. ***

H.RES.1091Condemning in the strongest terms Iran”s commitment to hold an international Holocaust denial conference on December 11-12, 2006.

H.RES.1057Honoring, on the occasion of his eightieth birthday, the life and six decades of public service of Jacob Birnbaum and especially his commitment to freeing Soviet Jews from religious, cultural, and communal extinction.

H.R.5247Support for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews Act of 2006

H.RES.773Commending the American Jewish Committee for its century of leadership, and for other purposes.

H.RES.575Asserting that Hamas and other terrorist organizations should not participate in elections held by the Palestinian Authority, and for other purposes.

H.RES.535Honoring the life, legacy, and example of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the tenth anniversary of his death.

H.R.4045Rabbi Arthur Schneier Congressional Gold Medal Act

H.CON.RES.248Honoring the life and work of Simon Wiesenthal and reaffirming the commitment of Congress to the fight against anti-Semitism and intolerance in all forms, in all forums, and in all nations. 09/20/05H.RES.438Urging member states of the United Nations to stop supporting resolutions that unfairly castigate Israel and to promote within the United Nations a more balanced and constructive approach to resolving conflict in the Middle East.

H.RES.413Expressing the concern of House of Representatives regarding the amount of United States foreign assistance provided to Egypt over the past 25 years without meaningful political reforms by the Government of Egypt, and for other purposes.

H.RES.368Congratulating the State of Israel on the election of Ambassador Dan Gillerman as Vice-President of the 60th United Nations General Assembly.

H.RES.279Condemning the recent vote by the British Association of University Teachers to boycott Bar-Ilan University and Haifa University.

H.CON.RES.149Recognizing the 57th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel.

H.CON.RES.144Condemning attacks on United States citizens by Palestinian terrorists, and for other purposes.

H.R.865To amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify that persons may bring private rights of actions against foreign states for certain terrorist acts, and for other purposes. ***

H.R.588To take certain steps toward recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

H.RES.54Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding anti-Semitism at the United Nations, and for other purposes.

H.RES.38Expressing support for the accession of Israel to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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