January 3, 2017

Young Helps Introduce Resolution to Protect Israel and Promote Peace

Obama Administration’s Actions at U.N. “Troubling, Misguided, and Counter-Productive”

Washington D.C. – United States Senator Todd Young (R-IN) today helped introduce a bipartisan resolution objecting to a one-sided United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2334 that targets Israel and makes a durable peace with the Palestinians more difficult.

“Direct and bilateral negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians represent the only way to achieve a durable peace; attempted end-runs around Israel at the United Nations only make such an outcome less likely. The Obama administration’s refusal to veto the one-sided U.N. resolution was troubling, misguided, and counter-productive,” said Senator Todd Young.

“As a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, I am proud to serve as an original cosponsor for this resolution which reaffirms our commitment to direct bilateral negotiations and opposes efforts at the United Nations to unjustly isolate, delegitimize, and coerce Israel-our closest and most reliable ally in the Middle East.”

On December 23, 2016, the Obama Administration broke with a long-standing tradition and abstained in a vote on UNSCR 2334, which allowed the resolution to pass.

Senator Young joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Charles Schumer (D-NY), and others in introducing the resolution.

You can find a PDF version of the resolution linked here.