House Stands with Ally Israel

(House Foreign Affairs Committee) Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) - Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) and I engaged in letters and conversations with senior Administration officials, seeking their assurance that the United States would veto one-sided, anti-Israel resolutions. And in November, the House unanimously passed a resolution which warned the Administration against taking such last-minute action. That resolution - H.Con.Res. 165 - stated that "the United States Government should continue to oppose and veto United Nations Security Council resolutions that seek to impose solutions to final status issues, or are one-sided and anti-Israel." Yet, the Administration rejected the call from Congress, and chose a course that will bring harm for years to come by failing to veto UN Security Council Resolution 2334. If the Palestinians want a lasting peace, they must accept that Israel, not the UN, is their negotiating partner. It also means ending their "pay-to-slay" scheme. Since 2003, it has been Palestinian law to reward Palestinian terrorists in Israeli jails with a monthly paycheck. That amounts to $300 million per year, by one estimate.

2017-01-06 00:00:00

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