New Mexico Legislator wants to commend Israel

New Mexico State Representative Yvette Herrell plans to introduce a resolution in the NM House of Representatives when the State Legislature convenes on January 21, 2014. The resolution is reprinted in its entirety below. My comments will follow in a later post.

Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-Otero County)

Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-Otero County)


Introduced in the New Mexico Legislature by

Representative Yvette Herrell

WHEREAS, Israel has been granted her lands under and through the oldest recorded deed, as recorded in the Old Testament, a tome of scripture held sacred by Jews and Christians alike, as presenting the acts and words of God; and

WHEREAS, the claim and presence of Jewish people in Israel has remained constant throughout the past four thousand years of history; and

WHEREAS, the legal basis of establishment of the modern state of Israel was a binding resolution under international law, which was unanimously adopted by the League of Nations in 1922 and subsequently affirmed by both houses of the United States congress; and

WHEREAS, this resolution affirmed the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in the historical region of the land of Israel, including in the areas of Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem; and

WHEREAS, Article 80 of the United Nations Charter recognized the continued validity of the rights granted to states and peoples which already existed under international instruments, and therefore, the 1922 League of Nations resolution remains valid, and the six hundred and fifty thousand Jews currently residing in the areas of Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem reside there legitimately; and

WHEREAS, Israel declared its independence and self-governance on May 14, 1948, with the goal of re-establishing its Gog-given and legally recognized lands as a homeland for the Jewish people; and

WHEREAS, the United States being the first country to recognize Israel as an independent nation and as Israel’s principal ally, has enjoyed a close and mutually beneficial relationship with Israel and her people; and

WHEREAS, Israel is the greatest friend and ally of the United States in the Middle East and the values of our town nations are so intertwined that it is impossible to separate one from the other; and

WHEREAS, there are those in the Middle East who have continually sought to destroy Israel, from the time of its inception as a state, and those same enemies of Israel also hate, and seek to destroy, the United States; and

WHEREAS, the state of New Mexico and Israel have enjoyed cordial and mutually beneficial relations since 1948, a friendship that continues to strengthen with each passing year;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that the members of the house of representatives commend Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the state of New Mexico; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the house of representatives supports Israel in its legal, historical, moral and God-given right self-governance and self-defense upon the entirety of its own lands, recognizing that Israel is neither an attacking force nor an occupier of the lands of others, and that peace can be afforded the region only through a whole and united Israel; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be transmitted to the office of the governor and the secretary of cultural affairs.


Filed under Israel, People, Politics

7 responses to “New Mexico Legislator wants to commend Israel

  1. mary

    1) When it is a violation of our Constitution to allow any religion to dictate a national policy then it surely is also a violation of our Constitution to allow the national religion of any other nation to dictate our national policies.
    2) “Rights” granted by the U.N. to Israel actually have no meaning to Israel, the proof being that Israel has repeatedly committed the crime of violating Geneva Conventions to which it is signatory, since it declared itself a nation.

  2. Kathleen

    What happened to separation between church (myths) and state? This woman is a dangerous fundamentalist

  3. Joel Finkel

    There is so much nonsense and misinformation in this that I would not even know where to start. What a disgrace.

  4. Bernadette

    Good for her. Netanyahu was one of the heros of the Entebbe rescue mission. Too bad we can’t outsource our defense to Israel.

  5. dwicjan

    What a nut job. Hope the rest of the legislators tell her that she is wrong.

  6. Mana

    This is one of the sickest pieces of legislation ever to come down the pike. This woman must be a born again who believes that the Bible is a land grant. I hope this resolution goes down to a massive defeat along with the stupid woman who proposed it.

  7. this would not be the first dumb a**, backwards idea/piece of legislation she has come up with ( although I do wonder what $$$ is backing her and providing the template for the bill)

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