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Senate Proceeding on Jun 24th, 2010 :: 5:58:30 to 6:03:49
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Jeff Bingaman

5:58:28 to 5:58:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Bingaman: resolution as amended. the presiding officer: without objection, the amendments are agreed to. is there further debate on the resolution as amended? mr. bingaman: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from new mexico. mr. bingaman: mr. president, before the senate votes on this resolution 548, i'd like to

Jeff Bingaman

5:58:30 to 6:03:49( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Bingaman

Jeff Bingaman

5:58:50 to 5:59:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Bingaman: speak briefly in opposition to it. it speaks to this flotilla incident, the so-called flotilla incident that occurred a few weeks ago near gaza. mr. president, i'm concerned that this resolution does not help either the united states or israel. i support israel.

Jeff Bingaman

5:59:11 to 5:59:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Bingaman: i've done so during all my years here in the senate but i also believe that the only way to ensure israel's long-term security is to have a agai genuine peace agreement between israel and the palestinian and this resolution does not bring us closer to that peace. no one questions israel's right to defend itself.

Jeff Bingaman

5:59:32 to 5:59:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Bingaman: i know questions have been raised about the relationship between the humanitarian relief foundation and hamas, and i'm concerned about those questions and they need to be answered. but i'm also concerned that israel's response to the flotilla and the deaths onboard

Jeff Bingaman

5:59:55 to 6:00:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Bingaman: the mavi marmaura once again shows to israel's ennays they can provoke israel into -- enemies that they can provoke rael into taking actions that undermine international support for israel. israel was able to board five of the ships with no loss of life understand thateeds to be acknowledged. but this incident has distracted the attention of the

Jeff Bingaman

6:00:16 to 6:00:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Bingaman: international community away from the peace process. it has overshadowed the kidnapping of israeli soldier shalik which occurred nearly four years ago today. in fact, on june 25 of 2006. hamas should immediately release

Jeff Bingaman

6:00:37 to 6:00:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Bingaman: galad shalik. unfortunately, i do not believe this resolution will help to make that happen. nor does this resolution talk about the humanitarian situation in gaza. israel has allowed humanitarian supplies into gaza but it is evident from the conditions in gaza that those supplies ve not been sufficient.

Jeff Bingaman

6:00:58 to 6:01:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Bingaman: one u.s. -- united states charity estimates that 400 trucks of basic food supplies are need in gaza every day, but on average only 171 trucks of basic nutritional aid enter gaza each week. israel has a right from entering

Jeff Bingaman

6:01:20 to 6:01:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Bingaman: arms from entering gaza but i do not see a reason for the senate to pass a resolution that has the effect of restricting humanitarian supplies. moreover, israel itself has decided to change that policy. i'm encouraged by israel's decision last week to ease the restrictions on the flow of goods into gay disavment i agree with the white house that this

Jeff Bingaman

6:01:41 to 6:02:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Bingaman: new policy, once implemented, will significantly improve the conditions for the palestinians in gaza. as prime minister netanyahu told the knesset, "this new policy is the best one for israel because it eliminates the main propaganda claim and allows us and our international allies to

Jeff Bingaman

6:02:02 to 6:02:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Bingaman: face our real concerns in the realm of security." the resolution that the senate is considering at this point would put the senate on record in support of a policy that israel itself has determined to change -- is determined to change. one more obvious point, mr. president, is that the senate has not fully debated this resolution.

Jeff Bingaman

6:02:24 to 6:02:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Bingaman: there have been no hearings on the flow fil flotilla incidt. to my knowledge, the administration has not expressed its views on this resolution either. i believe that with regard to foreign policy matters, the administration should always be consulted. let me close by saying that no

Jeff Bingaman

6:02:46 to 6:03:06( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Bingaman: one should question the united united states' support for israel. i do not believe anyone does yes that. but i say again that i do not furthers the effort to bring peace between israel and the palestinians, which is the only way to ensure israel's long-term security. and for those reasons, i would like to be recorded in

Jeff Bingaman

6:03:07 to 6:03:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Bingaman: opposition to enactment of the resolution. mr. cornyn: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from texas. mr. cornyn: mr. president, i consent request that the amendment at the desk be agreed to and urge adoption of the resolution as amended. the presiding officer: the amendment has been agreed to.

Jeff Bingaman

6:03:29 to 6:03:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Bingaman: is there further debate? if not, all in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have t the resolution, as amended, is agreed to.

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