The Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition (PJC) commends the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives for unanimously passing Resolutions to Support and Stand with Israel following the unprovoked terrorist attack by Hamas in which over 1,400 Israelis were killed, over 3,400 Israelis wounded, and approximately 200 taken as hostages, including women, children and the elderly.
The Pennsylvania Senate passed two Resolutions to Stand with Israel. Resolution 191, introduced by Senators Steven Santarsiero (D-Bucks) and Judy Schwank (D-Bucks), passed unanimously. Another resolution, Resolution 185, introduced by Senator Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin), also passed the Pennsylvania Senate by a unanimous vote.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed Resolution 245, introduced by Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny), also by a unanimous vote.
“The Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition wishes to thank the Pennsylvania Senate and House for their strong and unanimous stance in support of Israel and against terror” noted Jonathan Scott Goldman, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition. “The recent horrific terrorist acts against Israel by Hamas cannot be ignored –it is imperative that Israel defend itself and fight for its safety and security.”
Goldman continued, “Hamas’ terroristic acts are an attack on Jews and all civilized people throughout the world. The State of Israel was formed in 1948 to make sure the Holocaust ‘never happens again.’ As Representative Frankel stated in his remarks before the Pennsylvania House of Representative: ‘NEVER AGAIN IS NOW.’
“I am proud to say that the ENTIRE legislative body of Pennsylvania, the Senate and House of Representatives, together with Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro, unanimously STAND WITH ISRAEL.”