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House Proceeding 05-20-09 on May 20th, 2009 :: 0:37:45 to 0:41:25
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Virginia Foxx

0:37:42 to 0:38:04( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: my web names. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. without objection, the gentleman may submit the materials. mr. burton of indiana.

Virginia Foxx

0:37:45 to 0:41:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

0:38:05 to 0:38:25( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the chair will recognize the the the gentlewoman from north carolina for five minutes. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. with prime minister benjamin netanyahu in washington this week, it's important we refocus the unique relationship the u.s. nation -- u.s. shares with the nation of israel.

Virginia Foxx

0:38:26 to 0:38:46( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: 61 years of existence does not mean that israel no longer faces profound threats to its very survival. chief among those is the threat of a nuclear-armed iran and iran's continuing aggreive stan towards israel in the region. making matters more urgent, iran announced today that it has

Virginia Foxx

0:38:47 to 0:39:07( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: te-fired a missle that is capable of striking israel in addition to u.s. installations in the middle east and parts of southeastern europe. with his typical rhetorical hammer and andville, president ahmadinejad said that with today's missle launch, iran is sending a strong message on the

Virginia Foxx

0:39:08 to 0:39:29( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: nuclear front. quote, today the republic of iran is running the show, end quote. while i doubt that this is the case, it is increasingly clear at iran relishes its role as middle east trouble maker and nowhere near giving up its troubling stance toward our israeli allies.

Virginia Foxx

0:39:30 to 0:39:51( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: yet despite the threats and instability that proliferaten the middle east, israel has proven to be a steadfast ally to the u.s. and model of free and open democratic state in this troubled region. since the time of its creation mo than 60 years ago, israel has served as an example of democracy and equal rights for her neighbors. israel has proved to be a

Virginia Foxx

0:39:52 to 0:40:12( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: steadfast ally to the united states in a variety of ways, particularly within our country's diplomatic efforts in the middle east. since its founding in 1948, the state of israel has served as a democratic anchor in the middle east. like the united states, the israeli declaration of independence protects freedom of speech, freedom of religion, a

Virginia Foxx

0:40:13 to 0:40:33( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: free press, free elections and many others of a free society. israel established a democracy in the midst of a politically tim you will tueous region and sets herself apart from her neighbors. israel prides herself on women's rights and equal pay for women

Virginia Foxx

0:40:34 to 0:40:54( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: in the work force. the first female prime minister was elected in 1969, just 21 years after the formation of modern israel. women now serve as foreign ministers and chief justice of the israeli supreme court. furthermore, israel has recognized the necessity of

Virginia Foxx

0:40:55 to 0:41:15( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: providing equal rights regardless of gender or race and deserves to be commended. . not home is israel an example of thriving democracy, she is also -- has also been an avid supporter in the global war on terror. the u.s. and israel are

Virginia Foxx

0:41:16 to 0:41:27( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: continually working together to develop sophisticated military technology and improvesrael's defense systems and soldier protection. in the interest of global

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