California Senate and Assembly pass resolutions honoring Israel at 70

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Both chambers of the California State Legislature this week unanimously passed resolutions honoring the State of Israel on the 70th anniversary of its founding.

On May 14, the State Senate passed SR 109 with a vote of 37-0. The resolution, which “commends and congratulates the people of Israel for their remarkable achievements,” salutes Israel’s “advanced, entrepreneurial economy” and acknowledges the 2015 Memorandum of Understanding between California and Israel, which has spurred technological and environmental cooperation between the two nations.

In comments on the floor, San Francisco’s Sen. Scott Wiener said, “The State of Israel is not just another country. For my community it is a place where as Jews we are always welcome, we can always go for safety and refuge.”