Barletta Supports Bill Condemning Anti-Israel U.N. Resolution

Jan 5, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today voted in favor of a resolution that objects to the recent United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel and calls for the U.N. resolution to be repealed.  The legislation, H. Res. 11, Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an Obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian Peace, notes that the Obama Administration failed to uphold longstanding United States policy to oppose or veto any anti-Israel resolutions considered by the Security Council.  The bill also expresses the sense of the U.S. House of Representatives that the United Nations action is an impediment to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.  Barletta was a cosponsor of the legislation, which passed the House by a large bipartisan vote of 342-to-80.  It expresses the sense of the House and requires no further action.

Barletta issued the following statement:

“Allowing the United Nations to move forward with its virulently anti-Israel resolution was a particularly shameful move by President Obama, who broke with longstanding U.S. practice and turned his back on our strong ally Israel.  The U.N. resolution the president declined to veto served only to isolate Israel from its neighbors, and the complicity by the Obama administration sent the clear message that the United States cannot be counted on as a faithful ally.  Worse, the resolution was a severe blow to the peace process.  I am pleased, however, that under President Trump, there will no longer be any confusion around the world, and the United States will once again firmly stand with our allies, the Israelis.”