S.Res.333 - A resolution strongly recommending that the United States renegotiate the return of the Iraqi Jewish Archive to Iraq.113th Congress (2013-2014)
Summary: S.Res.333 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Passed Senate without amendment (02/06/2014)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Urges the Department of State to renegotiate with the government of Iraq the provisions of the original agreement that was signed between the National Archives and Records Administration and the Coalition Provisional Authority in order to ensure that the Iraqi Jewish Archive be kept in a place where its long-term preservation can be guaranteed.
Recognizes that: (1) the Iraqi Jewish Archive should be housed in a location that is accessible to scholars and to Iraqi Jews and their descendants, and (2) the agreement was signed before knowing the Archive's complete history.
Reaffirms the U.S. commitment to cultural property under international law and to ensuring justice for victims of ethnic and religious persecution.