U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Condemn UN Security Council Resolution on Israeli Settlements

(Washington Post) Karoun Demirjian - The House voted 342-to-80 on Thursday for a resolution calling for the repeal of a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements that the U.S. allowed to pass last month by abstaining from the vote. Most lawmakers objected to the Obama administration's decision on the UN resolution. The House resolution "sends a powerful message, and it turns a page," said House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), demonstrating that the U.S. is ready "to repair the damage done by this misguided hit job at the UN." "Allowing such a one-sided resolution to pass at this moment sent the wrong signal to our ally Israel, to Israel's enemies and to the world," House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) added.

2017-01-06 00:00:00

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