Legislators on both sides of the political aisle in the United States have come out strongly to defend Israel against the United Nations Security Council Resolution condemning Israel and calling Biblical Jerusalem and the Western Wall “occupied” territory—and now those legislators are putting their votes where their mouths are. The U.S. House of Representatives easily passed a resolution late last week calling for the U.N. to repeal the resolution and the U.S. Senate is working on a similar resolution with bipartisan support. The House also warned the upcoming Paris peace conference later this month against any similar moves to predetermine a Middle East peace agreement.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the House for their support. “After the outrageous anti-Israel resolution at the UN, the US House of Representatives voted resoundingly to support Israel and reject this one-sided resolution,” said Netanyahu in comments released by his office. “Democrats and Republicans alike know that the Western Wall isn’t occupied territory.” Indeed, the Obama Administration’s failure to veto the U.N. move was criticized by even the most senior-ranking member of President Barack Obama’s own Democrat party. … Continue Reading