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Passed House amended (02/13/2001)

Congratulates Ariel Sharon on his election as Israeli Prime Minister. Commends the Israeli people for reaffirming, through their participation in the February 6, 2001, election, their dedication to democratic ideals.

Urges: (1) Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat to use his influence and resources to see that violence in the Middle East is brought to an end; and (2) countries that neighbor Israel and the international community to respect the freely expressed will of the Israeli people and to be prepared to engage in constructive relations with the new Israeli Government.

Reaffirms the close bonds of friendship between the people of the United States and the people of Israel. Restates the U.S. commitment to a secure peace for Israel.