Congressman Sherman “Disappointed” by Passage of the UN Security Council’s One-Side Resolution on Israel
Washington, D.C. – Today, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), with U.S. abstention, passed a one-sided resolution on Israel’s settlement activity.
Congressman Sherman, a senior Democratic Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued the following statement:
The UNSC resolution against Israel marks an unfortunate change in U.S. policy in support of Israel at the United Nations; we vetoed a similar resolution in 2011.
Opponents of Israel took advantage of America’s democratic transition to pass a resolution that the U.S. vetoed in 2011, and American would veto in the next Administration.
This is a sneaky maneuver to pass a one-sided resolution on Israel just before a new Administration takes office.
Yesterday, Congressman Sherman sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to direct the U.S. Ambassador to the UN to veto the anti-Israel resolution.
Before today’s vote, Congressman Sherman spoke with New Zealand’s ambassador to the U.S., urging New Zealand to abandon its co-sponsorship of the one-sided UNSC resolution.