by Hana Levi Julian

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Tx) has proposed a resolution supporting Israel’s right to defend itself and condemning last week’s actions by the Turkish-sent six-ship flotilla that wanted to break Israel’s blockade on Gaza.

The text is blunt in condemning Hamas for rejecting Israel’s right to exist, for its “human rights abuses” against its own citizens in Gaza, and for its opposition to peace efforts in the region. It also condemns Iran for supporting Hamas.

Moreover, the measure urges Turkey – which funded the flotilla and whose Prime Minister Tayyip Recep Erdogan is now threatening to personally join the next one – to “recognize the importance of continued strong relations with Israel.” The bill also expresses American lawmakers’ “profound disappointment with the counterproductive actions of the United Nations regarding this incident.”   …READ THE REST OF THIS STORY