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House Proceeding 05-05-09 on May 5th, 2009 :: 1:44:30 to 1:50:30
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:44:26 to 1:44:48( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: signed by this president to protect homeowners across the country. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida rise? ms. ros-lehtinen: ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:44:30 to 1:50:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:44:49 to 1:45:09( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: objection. the gentlewoman is recognized for five minutes. ms. ros-lehtinen: i would like to thank mr. shimkus for yielding me this opportunity. he is an officer and a gentleman. thank you. mr. speaker, yesterday, this house voted to commemorate the 61st anniverry of israel's independence.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:45:10 to 1:45:30( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: and even as we recognize this historic occasion, we must not ignore the continuing threats to israel's very survival, the greatest danger is presented by the radical regime in tehran, whose lead erp president ahmadinejad, has repeatedly

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:45:31 to 1:45:51( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: denied the holocaust, has called for israel for -- to be wiped off the map. at last month's durbin's hate fest in geneva, ahmadinejad reminded us of his goals when he attacked israel, stating that

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:45:52 to 1:46:12( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: world zionism per son anyfies racism and called israel the most racist regime. these are not idle words. ahmadinejad and his fellow thugs have long sought to make good on their call for israel's elimination by sponsoring violent islamic extremist groups

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:46:13 to 1:46:33( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: and pursuing nuclear, chemical, biological and missile capabilities. in the face of such a men ace to our strong democratic israel and to our vital interests in the middle east, the u.s. and other responsible nations must not stand idly by.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:46:34 to 1:46:54( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: we cannot accept the prospect of an emboldened nuclear iranian regime. we must close loopholes in existing u.s. and international sanctions so as to deny the regime all remaining lifelines for their economy and compel it to abandon its destructive policies.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:46:55 to 1:47:15( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: further, we should realize that the threat to israel and the obstacles to peace began with iran, but sadly they do not end there. we must learn history's lesson that we will not achieve peace by engaging withslamic militant groups like the hamas or by recognizing a palestinian

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:47:16 to 1:47:37( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: authority government that includes hamas. in standing with the jewish state against those who seek to destroy it, we should, above all, do know harm. unfortunately, mr. speaker, proposed funding for the palestinian authority, the west bank and gaza is included in the emergency supplemental, which

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:47:38 to 1:47:59( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: will be before this floor in a matter of days and idoes not meet that standard of do know harm. it would provide, inact, hundreds of millions of dollars of assistance in gaza, thereby essentially providing a bailout for hamas. and neighboring hamas to dirt its funds from reconstruction

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:48:00 to 1:48:21( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: and put it instead to the purchase of arms. it would reward and bank roll a palestinian authority that has proven itself unwilling or unable to fulfill its responsibilities. when considering assistance to the palestinian authority, mr. speaker, we need to judge their leaders by their words and by

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:48:22 to 1:48:43( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: their acts as well. just last week palestinian authority leader recognized israel as the jewish state. he said the same thing last year and the year before that. and there's no reason to think that more u.s. assistance will cause him to have a change of heart in the future.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:48:44 to 1:49:05( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: indeed, he and others senior palestinian authority officials have repeatedly emphasized that they do not expect hamas or other violent islamic groups to recognize israel at all. instead, the leader bragged last year about his many years of leading and supporting violence against israel, claiming that, i

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:49:06 to 1:49:30( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: have had the honor to be the one to fire the first bullet in 1965. but this should come at no surprise. in 2005, when campaigning for the leadership of the p.a., he echoed hamas by referring to isra as the zionist enemy. a palestinian transparency organization recorded last month

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:49:31 to 1:49:52( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: that many forms of favoritism, misappropriation of public money and abuse of public position continue to impact many sectors of the palestinian society. if palestinian leaders will not uphold their commitments to uproot violent extremism, to stop corruption, to recognize israel's right to exist as a

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:49:53 to 1:50:15( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: jewish democratic state, they should not receive one cent of u.s. taxpayer dollars. the propos supplemental, however, would provide $200 million in direct cash transfers to the p.a. let's stop this bill, mr. speaker. it does not do justice to the u.s. nor to israel.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:50:16 to 1:50:31( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: thank you for the time. the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, the gentman from illinois, mr. shimkus, is

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