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CRAMER: House Resolution Disapproves Obama Administration’s Anti-Israel UN Resolution

Jan 5, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer supported a resolution passed by the House of Representatives today that disapproves of President Obama and his administration’s refusal to veto the anti-Israel resolution adopted by the United Nations (UN) Security Council on Dec. 23.

H. Res. 11 calls for repeal of UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which effectively states the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, are “occupied territory.”   The United States has vetoed 42 anti-Israel resolutions since 1972. The Obama Administration’s refusal to veto this resolution in December broke with this longstanding U.S. policy.

“The Obama Administration has demonstrated the most anti-Semitic attitude of any administration since the re-establishment of Israel in 1948,“ said Cramer.  “Our House resolution makes clear the failure to veto the UN Security Council Resolution violated our policy to protect Israel from one-sided UN resolutions. By passing H. Res. 11,  the House is rejecting the legitimacy the UN resolution gave to efforts by the Palestinian Authority to impose a solution through international organizations like the UN. We also reject the unjustified and harmful boycotts and divestment campaigns against Israel.“

Cramer said the UN Security Council resolution undermines the prospect of Israelis and Palestinians to resume productive, direct negotiations. ”Our resolution provides the foundation for the Trump Administration to move forcefully to counteract the dangerous effects of UN Security Council Resolution 2334. The State of Israel has been a loyal friend and strong ally of the United States. This resolution affirms this valued friendship.”