simple resolution Progress
- The house Passed January 6th, 2017Roll Call Vote 342 Yea / 80 Nay
Committee on Foreign AffairsIntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2017
- house Committees
The U.N. Security Council’s resolution unfairly targeted Israel for its settlements without providing a balanced criticism of Palestinian terrorism. It also sought to impose a solution to the issue of settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, which is something the Israelis and Palestinians need to work out themselves without the U.N.’s assistance.
The U.N. Security Council’s resolution was justified in calling Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank “illegal” and wanting them stopped. Israel shouldn’t be building Jewish settlements on contested territory, and if anything the U.S. should have voted for the Security Council’s resolution rather than abstaining.