Urge Your Member of Congress to Stand Behind President Obama’s Actions at the UN Security Council & Vote NO on H.R. 11 + S
Posted on January 04, 2017 in Action Alerts
Yesterday, the House and the Senate introduced legislation that would object to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as “as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace.” H.R. 11 & S. Res 11 companion bill are unfounded and unwise criticisms of the Obama administration for abstaining from the UNSC resolution which condemned Israel for its settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Contrary to what these bills (H.R. 11 & S.R. 11) say, they do NOT aim to support the peace process. That was made even more clear when Rep. Steve King [R-IA] introduced an amendment that would DELETE any reference in the House bill to a two-state solution, which is a shocking abandonment of core U.S. policies. These bills are about Congress trying to protect Israel from any criticism of illegal settlements.
The House and the Senate are expected to pass these resolutions TOMORROW. Tell Congress that they should support – not condemn - President Obama’s actions at the UN Security Council that criticized illegal Israeli settlements and which were in line with generations of bi-partisan policy on settlement activity.
Please call and e-mail your Member of Congress NOW and urge them to oppose these bills.