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    U.S. House Overwhelmingly Criticizes anti-Israel UN Resolution 2334 and U.S. Abstention (342-80)

    U.S. House Overwhelmingly Criticizes anti-Israel UN Resolution 2334 and U.S. Abstention (342-80)

    Republicans nearly unanimous (233-4), Democrats split (109-76) — Possible DNC Chair Keith Ellison voted NO

    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approves House Resolution 11 (full embed at bottom) which criticizes not only anti-Israel UN Security Council Resolution 2334, but also the U.S. abstention.

    It was the criticism of the abstention that split Democrats, with several speakers claiming Republicans were politicizing support for Israel in Congress. Several speakers claimed the Resolution was a swipe at Obama as he was leaving office.

    Potential DNC Chair Keith Ellison voted No.

    Republicans, by contrast, were almost unanimous.

    Speaker Paul Ryan gave the opening speech in support of the House Resolution

    The House Resolution provides, among other things:

    Resolved, That —

    (1) it is the sense of the House of Representatives that–

    (A) the passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 undermined the long-standing position of the United States 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, reversing decades of bipartisan agreement;

    (B) the passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 undermines the prospect of Israelis and Palestinians resuming productive, direct negotiations;

    (C) the passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 contributes to the politically motivated acts of boycott, divestment from, and sanctions against Israel and represents a concerted effort to extract concessions from Israel outside of
    direct negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians, which must be actively rejected;

    (D) any future measures taken in international or outside organizations, including the United Nations Security Council or at the Paris conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict scheduled for January 15, 2017, to impose an agreement, or parameters for an agreement including the recognition of a Palestinian state, will set back the cause of peace, harm the security of Israel, run counter to the enduring bipartisan consensus on strengthening the United States-Israel relationship, and weaken support for such organizations;

    (E) a durable and sustainable peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians will come only through direct bilateral negotiations between the parties resulting in a Jewish, democratic state living side-by-side next to a demilitarized Palestinian state
    in peace and security;


    U.S. House Resolution 11 – Condemning Anti-Israel UN Resolution 2334 by Legal Insurrection on Scribd


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    Keith Ellison voted no? . . . shocka

    Massinsanity | January 6, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Anyone have a link to the vote? I looked quickly but couldn’t find it.

    Would like to see how the MA delegation voted.

    FloridaPaul | January 6, 2017 at 9:00 am

    The other Republican weasel was Amash from Michigan. The vote is here:

    FloridaPaul | January 6, 2017 at 9:04 am

    BTW, the claim that the resolution didn’t go far enough is a cop out. Jones, Duncan, and Gohmert could have voted for the resolution and still claimed it didn’t go far enough.

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