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Sponsors: Rep. Clemmons
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Introduced in the House on February 1, 2018
Introduced in the Senate on February 8, 2018
Currently residing in the Senate
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/1/2018 House Introduced (House Journal-page 22) 2/1/2018 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 22) 2/7/2018 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 55) 2/8/2018 Scrivener's error corrected 2/8/2018 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 13) 2/8/2018 Senate Referred to Committee on General (Senate Journal-page 13) 2/8/2018 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 27)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 7, 2018
S. Printed 2/7/18--H. [SEC 2/8/18 11:06 AM]
Read the first time February 1, 2018.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4824)
to recognize and honor Guatemala on its decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and to recognize the leadership of President Jimmy Morales., etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
JIMMY C. BALES for Committee.
TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR GUATEMALA ON ITS DECISION TO MOVE ITS EMBASSY IN ISRAEL TO JERUSALEM AND TO RECOGNIZE THE LEADERSHIP OF PRESIDENT JIMMY MORALES.
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly wish to pause in their deliberations to congratulate Guatemala for its courageous decision to move their embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This decision has been made amidst much international controversy and undeserved condemnation. The brave choice to proceed on this politically charged and moral issue illustrates the solidarity and friendship not only between Guatemala and Israel, but between the United States and Guatemala as well, as we stand side-by-side to reinforce our relationships and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel regardless of the voice of underserved international dissent; and
Whereas, on December 24, 2017, President Jimmy Morales announced that Guatemala joins the United States in announcing its plans to move their embassy to Jerusalem, Israel's indivisible capital, making it the second country to announce this bold decision; and
Whereas, President Morales' decision continues a long-standing friendship between Guatemala and Israel as Guatemala has been a long-standing ally of Israel, supporting the 1947 United Nations Partition Plan and was one of the first countries to officially recognize the Jewish state after its declaration of independence; and
Whereas, President Morales stands alongside the United States as a testament that undeserved international pressures will not prevent the countries from doing what they believe to be moral and just; and
Whereas, South Carolina expresses its gratitude to its close trading partner and national friend, Guatemala, and President Morales for joining the United States in its affirmation of Israel's national legitimacy and sovereignty; and
Whereas, the ongoing support of Israel by President Morales and the citizens of Guatemala creates a strengthened friendship of cooperation and mutual respect with Guatemala and South Carolina and the United States as a whole. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, recognize and honor Guatemala on its decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and recognize the leadership of President Jimmy Morales.
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