TRENTON – A Senate resolution sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland) and Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) congratulating the State of Israel on its 65th anniversary of independence has cleared the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.
“The United States has no greater ally than the State of Israel, a friendship that has only grown stronger in the last sixty-five years,” said Sweeney. “New Jersey has played a significant role in that friendship and we are honored to recognize our friend and partner’s anniversary of independence.”
“New Jersey has long been a partner and friend to the State of Israel. Our residents have been among the greatest advocates of Israeli independence and freedom. There is a strong, definitive bond between us and I look forward to seeing that relationship continue for generations to come,” said Weinberg, a member of the N.J. Israel Commission.
The resolution, SJR-70, also reaffirms the bonds of friendship and cooperation between New Jersey and Israel. April 15, 2013 marks the 65th anniversary of the founding of the modern State of Israel.
On November 28, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly voted to partition Palestine and create the State of Israel, which was officially declared an independent nation on May 14, 1948. In the 65 years of statehood, Israel has established a parliamentary democracy and provided its citizens with the highest standard of living and human equality in the region. As Israel continues to strive for peace and security for the nation, its neighbors, and throughout the world, the New Jersey-Israel relationship has strengthened in the area of economic, technological, and people-to-people exchanges to the benefit of each entity.