WHEREAS, Israel has been granted her lands as recorded in
  the Old Testament; and
         WHEREAS, The presence of the Jewish people in Israel has
  remained constant throughout the past 4,000 years of history; and
         WHEREAS, The basis for the 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; and
         WHEREAS, Article 80 of the United Nations charter
  recognized the continued validity of the rights granted to
  states or peoples that already existed under international
  instruments; and
         WHEREAS, Israel declared its independence and self-governance
  on May 14, 1948, with the goal of reestablishing its lands as a
  homeland for the Jewish people; and
         WHEREAS, The United States, having been 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 a great friend and ally of the United
  States in the Middle East; and
         WHEREAS, The State of Texas 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, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 83rd
  Legislature, hereby commend Israel for its cordial and mutually
  beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State
  of Texas and support Israel in its right of self-governance and
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on April 17, 2013.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate