Stand With Israel Act Failed To Pass With Unanimous Consent
By Jacob Kornbluh
Posted on 05/01/14 | News Source JP Updates |
Rand Paul ‘Disappointed’ In Senate’s Refusal For Unanimous Consent On ‘Stand With Israel Act’
Sen. Rand Paul today took to the Senate floor to ask unanimous consent to call up and pass S. 2265, the ‘Stand with Israel Act of 2014.’ The legislation halts all U.S. aid to the Palestinian government until it agrees to a ceasefire and recognizes the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state. Sen. Paul’s request to pass the bill was blocked.
“I am deeply disappointed and disturbed by the Senate’s inability to stand with me in defense of Israel today. My support will not waiver and I hope the United States Senate will prevail in cutting off American aid to those that refuse to recognize Israel as a Jewish state,” Sen. Paul said in a statement.
In a floor speech, Paul asked, “How can you object to something that calls for the recognition of Israel as state? How can you object to and how can you continue to allow the flow of money to a group that calls for the destruction of Israel?”
Watch Sen. Paul’s speech on the Senate Floor:
Photo Caption: Senator Rand Paul took to the Senate floor to ask unanimous consent to call up and pass S. 2265, the Stand with Israel Act of 2014, which halts all U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority. Senator Paul