WJC US applauds House passage of resolution calling for repeal of one–sided U.N. resolution

New York, January 5, 2017—World Jewish Congress, US (American Section) on Thursday applauded  the Members of the US House of Representatives who voted to pass H. Res. 11, a bi-partisan resolution that condemns the recent passage of a one-sided resolution in the UN Security Council, Resolution 2334 (UNSC 2334) that attempts to impose parameters for the peace process, thereby circumventing the mandated direct negotiations between the parties in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. That UN resolution singles out Israel for blame, while ignoring Palestinian terrorism and incitement to hatred of Israel and Jews.  

H. Res. 11 supports long-standing U.S. policy to veto one-sided United Nations resolutions on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. It states that attempts to impose a peace from outside bodies, whether the UN or any other international agencies or conferences such as the upcoming Paris meeting scheduled for January 15th, harm Israel’s security as they reduce her ability to negotiate in her best interests.

Rabbi Joel Meyers, Chair, WJC, US, said, ‘We thank Reps. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) for introducing H.Res.11 and the US House of Representatives for passing it.  H. Res. 11 calls for UNSC 2334 to be repealed or significantly changed. Peace cannot be made via UN resolutions, especially those that ignore the responsibility of the Palestinians for continuing to engage in violence and incitement to hatred of Israel, or those that delegitimize the Jewish people’s ancient and historic connection to the land of Israel. Only direct, bilateral and good faith negotiations can result in a true peace that will last.”  

“UNSC Res. 2334 will make it more difficult for the parties to return to the negotiating table, and more difficult to promote peace in the region. H. Res. 11 will help ensure that long-standing US policy to insist that no outside body can impose a solution that circumvents direct negotiations will remain,” added Meyers.   


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