The American Senate joined the decision of the House of Representatives that passed about two weeks ago and declared last night that: "Israel is not a racist state."
The American Senate is following in the footsteps of the Congress and also joins in stating that Israel is a democratic, non-racist state, and has no connection to apartheid. Similar to the Congress, the proposal passed with an overwhelming and bipartisan majority.
The proposal passed in Congress does not have enforcement powers, but it is established to represent the Congress's stance until and unless there is a majority for an opposing decision. Similarly, the Senate's decision establishes its active position and that there will be no formal position opposing it until that position is reversed in a vote.
These decisions represent, even during a crisis in relations, the fact that Israel remains a non-partisan issue in the United States, despite indications of a weakening of Democratic support for Israel in recent years.