WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) cast his vote in support of H.Res. 11, a House Resolution expressing opposition to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, an anti-Israel measure that was voted on two weeks ago that the United States abstained from under the instruction of President Obama.
“It has been a longstanding policy of the United States that in order for the Israel-Palestinian conflict to be resolved peacefully, it must be negotiated directly and bilaterally between both Israel and the Palestinians. The U.N. Security Council’s recent resolution undermines this position and villainizes Israel, a loyal ally, and it does not require the Palestinian Authority to uphold their obligations in this bilateral process,” Dent commented. “The administration’s decision to abstain from this vote, knowing that such a decision would lead to its passage, was a dangerous reversal of U.S. support for Israel and represents a step in the wrong direction on the path to Middle East peace. The House’s bipartisan action rightfully condemns that decision and sends a clear message to the world that the United States does, in fact, continue to strongly support Israel, the Oslo Accords, and the peaceful resolution of this longstanding conflict.”
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