fredag 6 januari 2017

Representanthuset i USA tar avstånd från Obamas stöd för resolution 2334

Med rösterna 342 - 80 fördömde representanthuset Obamas agerande i FN:s säkerhetsråd när USA lät resolution  2334 passera utan att lägga in sitt veto. Resolutionen är ensidig och ett hinder för fred enligt representanthuset.

US House passes motion repudiating UN resolution on Israel (The Times of Israel)
House Resolution 11 declared the UN motion a “one-sided” effort that is an obstacle to peace, placing disproportionate blame on Israel for the continuation of the conflict and discouraging Palestinians from engaging in direct, bilateral negotiations.

Passed by a vote of 342-80, the measure puts the lower chamber of Congress firmly against President Barack Obama’s decision to withhold the US veto power from shielding Israel against the censure.

UN Resolution 2334 says the settlement enterprise “has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law” and calls for a complete end to all construction in areas Israel captured after the 1967 Six Day War, including East Jerusalem.

The House resolution condemned that provision, saying it “effectively lends legitimacy to efforts by the Palestinian Authority to impose its own solution through international organizations and through unjustified boycotts or divestment campaigns against Israel.”

Ted Deutch of Florida repudiated the motion by saying it “characterizes Jews praying at the Western Wall as violating international law while it ignores Palestinian terrorism, incitement to violence, and payments to families of terrorists.”

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