Wasserman Schultz Statement on Passage of Anti-Israel UN Security Council Resolution

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Washington, DC, December 23, 2016 | comments
I condemn in the strongest of terms the United Nations Security Council's passage of this one-sided, anti-Israel resolution, as well as the United States' reckless abstention. As a Member of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, I opposed this resolution because our nation has consistently supported direct, bilateral negotiations as the only viable method to achieve a lasting peace. In fact, this irresponsible action moves us further away from peace and hastens the likelihood that we lose the trust of our allies around the world.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on Passage of Anti-Israel UN Security Council Resolution

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifU.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today after the United Nations Security Council’s passage of an anti-Israel resolution:

“I condemn in the strongest of terms the United Nations Security Council's passage of this one-sided, anti-Israel resolution, as well as the United States' reckless abstention. As a Member of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, I opposed this resolution because our nation has consistently supported direct, bilateral negotiations as the only viable method to achieve a lasting peace. In fact, this irresponsible action moves us further away from peace and hastens the likelihood that we lose the trust of our allies around the world.

“Let me be clear: the only way to resolve this conflict is - and will always be - through direct, bilateral negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.  It is baffling and unacceptable that the Obama Administration would abstain on this blatant attempt to internationalize this conflict and perpetuate the UN's atrocious and biased record against our only true and dependable ally in the Middle East, the State of Israel. Simply put, today's vote did nothing to bring us any closer to a lasting peace. Instead, it has accomplished just the opposite.”

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Contact:

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

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