Sunday, April 27, 2008

"On the same week the Ben-Ami Kadish espionage affair threatened to harm US-Israeli relations, the US Congress has passed a resolution in honor of Israel's 60th anniversary that describes the bond between the two countries and pledges to boost it in the future. In the resolution, the US "recognizes the historic significance of the 60th anniversary of the reestablishment of the sovereign and independent State of Israel as a homeland for the Jewish people." The resolution, which passed in a unanimous vote on Tuesday and Thursday that saw all the 100 senators in the two houses of Congress participating, recognizes "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." Israeli Ambassador to the US, Sallai Meridor, expressed his satisfaction with the resolution and said it is a testimony to the special friendship between the two countries as well as a strong message to the enemies of Israel about the unwavering US support for Israel." The resolution also congratulated all those Americans who spied for Israel, and called on more Americans to spy for Israel.