While the Obama administration abandoned Israel at the UN, several US senators are rallying in support of Israel in the wake of the UN Security Council’s anti-Israel resolution. Urge them to act on their words!
Several US senators are calling for a reassessment of US aid to the United Nations in the wake of an anti-Israel resolution endorsed by the UN Security Council on Friday.
The anti-Israel resolution states that Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria, “occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem,” have “no legal validity.” It demands a halt to “all Israeli settlement activities,” saying this “is essential for salvaging the two-state solution.”
Instead of casting a veto to support Israel, as is traditional US policy, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power abstained, allowing the Council to approve the resolution in a 14-0 vote.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) threatened to campaign for a bipartisan consensus in Congress that would punish those who pushed for the resolution with a cut in US aid— as well as the UN itself, which relies on generous congressional appropriations.
Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) Tom Cotton (R-AK) and James Lankford (R-OK) signaled support for Graham’s initiative.
Likewise, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) called on the US to withhold funding to the UN until it reverses the resolution.
American funding accounts for 22 percent of the UN budget.
Israel has already announced it is cutting at least NIS 30 million in funding to several UN bodies.
We must urge our senators to take action against the United Nations and curb its anti-Israel, and at times anti-Semitic, stances and resolutions.
Please contact your senators and representatives and urge them take action against the UN by cutting its funding.
Urge Your Senators to cut the US’ Funding to the UN!
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