HR 1007 - Rabin, Prime Minister Yitzhak; condolences

Georgia House of Representatives - 1995/1996 Sessions

HR 1007 - Rabin, Prime Minister Yitzhak; condolences

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House Comm: / Senate Comm: / House Vote: Yeas Nays Senate Vote: Yeas Nays ---------------------------------------- House Action Senate ---------------------------------------- 2/13/96 Read 1st Time 2/13/96 Passed/Adopted ---------------------------------------- Code Sections amended:
HR 1007 LC 8 2714 A RESOLUTION 1- 1 Expressing condolences to the people of Israel on the 1- 2 occasion of the violent assassination of their Prime 1- 3 Minister Yitzhak Rabin; and for other purposes. 1- 4 WHEREAS, the life of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, 1- 5 which began on March 1, 1922, in Jerusalem and ended 1- 6 tragically on November 4, 1995, in Tel Aviv, was filled with 1- 7 the actions and achievements of an extraordinary man 1- 8 dedicated to securing the future of Israel; and 1- 9 WHEREAS, in 1941, he joined the Palmach, the elite strike 1-10 force of the Haganah underground, and in 1945, he commanded 1-11 a raid to free 200 Jewish immigrants held by the British in 1-12 a camp south of Haifa and was captured and imprisoned in 1-13 Gaza for six months by the British; and 1-14 WHEREAS, he became an Israeli soldier of great prominence 1-15 and was named army chief of staff in 1964, a position that 1-16 placed him at the pinnacle of the military and ushered him 1-17 into a position of political leadership; and 1-18 WHEREAS, his life turned toward statesmanship in 1968, when 1-19 he was appointed Ambassador to the United States, a position 1-20 he held until 1973; and 1-21 WHEREAS, after his return to Israel, he won a Labor seat in 1-22 the Knesset, rose within the leadership, and was named 1-23 Minister of Labor by Prime Minister Golda Meir; and 1-24 WHEREAS, following Mrs. Meir's resignation, he ran for prime 1-25 minister and became Israel's first native-born and youngest 1-26 leader of parliament; and 1-27 WHEREAS, he participated in the famous Egyptian-Israeli 1-28 disengagement agreement in 1975 and, following the defeat of 1-29 his party, retreated to the back bench until a 1-30 national-unity government turned to him as defense minister 1-31 in 1984; and 1-32 WHEREAS, in 1992, he was again elected Prime Minister of 1-33 Israel and served in that premier position until his 1-34 untimely tragic death; and -1- (Index) LC 8 2714 2- 1 WHEREAS, on September 13, 1993, he and Israel's Foreign 2- 2 Minister Shimon Peres participated in the historic signing 2- 3 of the peace accord with Yasir Arafat, leader of the 2- 4 Palestine Liberation Organization; and 2- 5 WHEREAS, the integrity, courage, and vision of this great 2- 6 soldier, statesman, and conciliator have forged the 2- 7 rudiments for an era of stability in the Middle East and 2- 8 offer the world hope for peace. 2- 9 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF 2-10 REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body express their 2-11 condolences to the people of Israel on the occasion of the 2-12 violent assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and 2-13 confirm their hope for peace in the Middle East. 2-14 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of 2-15 Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an 2-16 appropriate copy of this resolution to Arye Mekel, Consul 2-17 General to the Southeastern United States. -2- (Index)

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