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Sunday, January 8, 2017

House Rebukes Obama, U.N. on Israel

Lifezette


"Largely symbolic resolution in support of key U.S. ally passes with strong bipartisan support"

"Members of Congress, enraged over the Obama administration’s failure to block an anti-Israel resolution [1] in the United Nations, overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday supporting the U.S. ally.
"The 342-80 vote calls on the United Nations to repeal the Security Council resolution declaring Israeli settlements on the West Bank and in East Jerusalem a violation of international law. The Obama administration refused to veto the resolution and allowed it to pass with an abstention from the United States.
“ 'Today we put Congress on record objecting to the recent U.N. Security Council resolution that hurt our ally, that hurt Israel, and I believe that puts an enduring peace … out of reach.' ” . . .
 " 'It is shameful that we abandoned our ally and emboldened the Palestinians, passively letting an anti-Israeli resolution pass the U.N. Security Council," he said in a statement. "We cannot continue to denigrate our Israeli friends and the only true democracy in the Middle East."

"While offering moral support to a longtime ally, the House vote has little practical effect, even if the Senate passes its own resolution as expected in the coming days. The U.N. resolution — itself nonbinding — cannot be overturned by Congress. And U.N. member states, stocked with Israel-haters, are unlikely to be swayed by the views of American politicians." . . .
Democrats Side with Trump, Slam Obama Rebuke of Israel  But some Democrats see the resolution as hurting a two-state solution.

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