Standing with Our Ally IsraelBlog
Later today, the House will vote on Chairman Royce’s H. Res. 11 to reject the dangerous anti-Israel resolution the Obama administration allowed the U.N. Security Council to pass last month.
Here are five facts you need to know ahead of the vote:
1. U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334 is a dangerous, one-sided resolution that hurts our ally Israel and damages prospects for peace in the region.
- U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334 calls for a Palestinian state – but not a Jewish state.
- It does nothing to condemn or stop the Palestinian Authority’s “pay to slay” scheme that rewarded $300 million to terrorists in Israeli jails last year alone.
- It legitimizes additional efforts to isolate and sanction Israel.
- It declares the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall – Judaism’s holiest site – “occupied territory.”
2. The Obama administration abandoned long-standing U.S. policy by refusing to veto it.
- This shameful move broke with years of bipartisan U.S. efforts to protect Israel from deeply flawed and biased U.N. resolutions.
- It also ignored H. Con. Res. 165, passed unanimously by the House on Nov. 29, calling on the administration to continue to oppose and veto one-sided and anti-Israel resolutions.
3. H. Res. 11 rejects U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334 and calls for its repeal.
- H. Res. 11 stands by our friend and ally Israel – which faces grave threats from Iran and terrorist groups including Hamas, Hezbollah and ISIS.
- H. Res. 11 provides the foundation for the Trump administration to stop the dangerous effects of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334.
4. H. Res. 11 reasserts the U.S. position that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be resolved through direct negotiations between the two parties.
- And it reaffirms support for the government of Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s goal of a democratic Jewish state of Israel and a demilitarized Palestinian state.
5. Passing H. Res. 11 is critical to helping prevent additional U.N. resolutions that damage Israel.
- Prime Minister Netanyahu is warning that the upcoming Paris conference could lead to another one-sided U.N. Security Council resolution.
- H. Res. 11 makes clear that any future measures taken by international or outside organizations to hurt Israel or impose ‘solutions’ on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will weaken U.S. support for those organizations.