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House Proceeding 05-04-09 on May 4th, 2009 :: 0:35:10 to 0:39:05
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Donald M. Payne

0:35:07 to 0:35:27( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the concurrent resolution. the clerk: house concurrent resolution 111, concurrent resolution recognizing the 61st anniversary of the independence of the state of israel. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. payne, and the gentleman from arkansas, mr. boozman, each will control 20 minutes. thchair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey.

Donald M. Payne

0:35:10 to 0:39:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Donald M. Payne

Donald M. Payne

0:35:28 to 0:35:48( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: mr. payne: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the resolution under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. in support of h.con.res 111, recognizing the 61st

Donald M. Payne

0:35:49 to 0:36:11( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: anniversary of the independence of the state of israel, and yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. payne: since its founding 61 years ago, the modern state of israel has been a strong ally of the united states. since its founding 61 years ago, the modern state of israel has established itself as a

Donald M. Payne

0:36:12 to 0:36:32( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: dynamic democratic nation with a booming economy and a thriving culture and intellectual life. contemporary israelis have contributed to world civilizations as scholars and vetters, artists and educators. eight israeli citizens had been awarded the nobel prize, and

Donald M. Payne

0:36:33 to 0:36:54( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: israel is the home to many outstanding scientists, and other hardworking people. this is an impressive record for a country of barely seven million people. united states has had no greater friend in the middle east. the close bond is based on

Donald M. Payne

0:36:55 to 0:37:16( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: shared values including a commitment to democracy and respect for human rights. the u.s. and israel also share a common history as a nation of immigrants, many of whom fled persecutiofrom other parts of the world. this close bond is based on shared values including a commitment to democracy and respect for human rights.

Donald M. Payne

0:37:17 to 0:37:38( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: the united states and israel also share a common history as a nation of immigrants and have worked to welcome people in their borders. israel declared its independence on may 14, 1948, providing opportunity for jews from all over the world to

Donald M. Payne

0:37:39 to 0:37:59( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: re-establish their ancient homeland. israel remains the home of many religious sites which are sacred to jude asme, christian -- judiasm, kris yant and islam. -- christianity and islam. they hold free and fair elections, having -- promoting

Donald M. Payne

0:38:00 to 0:38:20( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: free and fair exchange of ideas, having open press, open media and vigorously exercising in its parliament the democratic government that is fully representative of all its civilians. as a matter of fact, just about

Donald M. Payne

0:38:21 to 0:38:42( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: every small group may be represented and it is considered to be for izz real as compared to other nations the most democratic by the manner -- israel as compared to other nations the most democratic by the manner it is created. i think that the u.s. and

Donald M. Payne

0:38:43 to 0:39:04( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: israel wl retain a good relationship as years to come. h.con.res is 11 reaffirms this and expresses a commitment to strengthen them as we move forward. mr. speaker, i am pleased to support this resolution commending the 61st -- 61 years of israel's existence as a beacon of democracy and hope in the middle east.

Donald M. Payne

0:39:05 to 0:39:05( Edit History Discussion )

Donald M. Payne: i look forward to future

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