[Congressional Bills 115th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[S. Res. 176 Agreed to Senate (ATS)]


  1st Session
S. RES. 176

 Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.



                              May 24, 2017

 Mr. McConnell (for himself, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Heller, Mr. Graham, Mr. 
Nelson, Ms. Baldwin, Mrs. McCaskill, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Menendez, Mr. 
 Blumenthal, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Casey, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Rounds, Mr. Rubio, 
 Mr. Moran, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Booker, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Grassley, Mr. 
 Cassidy, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Tillis, Mr. Shelby, 
  Ms. Collins, Mr. Strange, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Scott, Mr. Isakson, Mr. 
 Roberts, Mrs. Ernst, Mr. Daines, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Young, Mr. 
Perdue, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Flake, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Manchin, Mr. 
Cardin, Mr. Portman, and Mr. Sasse) submitted the following resolution; 
        which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

                              May 25, 2017

               Reported by Mr. Corker, without amendment

                              June 5, 2017

                        Considered and agreed to



 Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.

Whereas June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and the 
        reunification of the city of Jerusalem;
Whereas there has been a continuous Jewish presence in Jerusalem for 3 
Whereas Jerusalem is a holy city and the home for people of the Jewish, Muslim, 
        and Christian faiths;
Whereas, for 3,000 years, Jerusalem has been Judaism's holiest city and the 
        focal point of Jewish religious devotion;
Whereas, from 1948 to 1967, Jerusalem was a divided city, and Israeli citizens 
        of all faiths as well as Jews of all nationalities were denied access to 
        holy sites in eastern Jerusalem, including the Old City, in which the 
        Western Wall is located;
Whereas, in 1967, Jerusalem was reunited by Israel during the conflict known as 
        the Six Day War;
Whereas, since 1967, Jerusalem has been a united city, and persons of all 
        religious faiths have access to holy sites within the city;
Whereas this year marks the 50th year that Jerusalem has been administered as a 
        united city in which the rights of all faiths have been respected and 
Whereas the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-45), which became law 
        on November 8, 1995, states that Jerusalem should remain the undivided 
        capital of Israel in which the rights of every ethnic and religious 
        group are protected; and
Whereas it is the longstanding policy of the United States Government that a 
        just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be achieved 
        through direct, bilateral negotiations without preconditions for a 
        sustainable two-state solution: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the Senate--
            (1) recognizes the 50th Anniversary of the reunification of 
        Jerusalem and extends its friendship and hopes for peace to the 
        residents of Jerusalem and the people of Israel;
            (2) reaffirms its support for Israel's commitment to 
        religious freedom and administration of holy sites in 
            (3) continues to support strengthening the mutually 
        beneficial American-Israeli relationship;
            (4) commends Egypt and Jordan, former combatant states of 
        the Six Day War, who in subsequent years embraced a vision of 
        peace and coexistence with Israel and have continued to uphold 
        their respective peace agreements;
            (5) reaffirms that it is the longstanding, bipartisan 
        policy of the United States Government that the permanent 
        status of Jerusalem remains a matter to be decided between the 
        parties through final status negotiations towards a two-state 
        solution; and
            (6) reaffirms the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 
        104-45) as United States law, and calls upon the President and 
        all United States officials to abide by its provisions.