Bill Text: NY K00209 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Congratulating the State of Israel upon the occasion of the 73rd Anniversary of its independence

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 30-6)

Status: (Passed) 2021-04-27 - adopted [K00209 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-K00209-Introduced.html

Assembly Resolution No. 209

BY: M. of A. Rozic

        CONGRATULATING   the  State  of  Israel  upon  the
        occasion of the 73rd Anniversary of its independence
        and  reaffirming  the  bonds   of   friendship   and
        cooperation between the State of New York and Israel

  WHEREAS,  April 15, 2021, marks the 73rd Anniversary of the founding
of the modern State of Israel  in  the  ancestral  home  of  the  Jewish
people; and

  WHEREAS,  On  November 29, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly
voted to partition the British Mandate of Palestine,  and  through  that
vote, to create the State of Israel; and

  WHEREAS, Israel was officially declared an independent nation on May
14,  1948,  in fulfillment of the eternal desire of the Jewish people to
return to the land of the historic Kingdom of Israel  established  3,000
years ago and to the holy city of Jerusalem; and

  WHEREAS,  A  century  ago  at  the First Zionist Congress, in Basel,
Switzerland,  participants  under  the  leadership  of  Theodore   Herzl
affirmed  the  desire  to  reestablish a Jewish homeland in the historic
land of Israel; and

  WHEREAS, The modern State of Israel was born out of the ashes of the
Holocaust and World War II where the death of six million Jews  did  not
eliminate  the  will  of a people to seek dignity in life and a place of
respect and recognition among the people of the civilized world; and

  WHEREAS, Israel, since its inception, when the  combined  forces  of
five  Arab  nations  invaded  to destroy the dream of the Jewish people,
continues to face the hostility, and frequently through the years of its
statehood, the armed aggression, of its neighbors; and

  WHEREAS,  Despite  these  conflicts,  in  the  73  years  since  its
establishment, the modern State of Israel has rebuilt a nation, forged a
new  and  dynamic  society,  and  created  a  unique and vital economic,
political, cultural and intellectual life despite the heavy cost of  six
wars, terrorism, international ostracism and economic boycotts; and

  WHEREAS,  In  its  73  years  of statehood, Israel has established a
modern parliamentary  democracy  and  has  become  the  most  successful
democracy  in  the  Middle  East, and has provided its citizens with the
highest standards of living and human equality  in  a  region  otherwise
beset with poverty and human rights abuses; and

  WHEREAS,  Israel  has  made  significant global contributions in the
fields of science, medicine, and technology; and

  WHEREAS, Israel continues to strive  for  peace  with  security  and
dignity  for  itself, its neighbors and throughout the world in order to
fulfill the prophecy of becoming a light unto the nations; and

  WHEREAS, The people of New York share an affinity with the people of
Israel and view Israel as a strong and trusted ally; now, therefore,  be
it

  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate  the  State  of  Israel  upon  the  occasion  of  the  73rd
Anniversary  of its independence and reaffirming the bonds of friendship
and cooperation between the State of New York  and  Israel;  and  be  it
further

  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the Consul General of Israel for New York.
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