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Dennis A. Ross

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Ross Re-Introduces Resolution to Condemn President Obama, U.N. for Anti-Israel Actions

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Washington, January 3, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 3, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement after immediately re-introducing his resolution, with 51 cosponsors, disapproving of President Obama and his administration’s refusal to veto the anti-Israel resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council on December 23, 2016:

"President Obama's constant disdain and hostility toward our closest ally is completely unacceptable. The administration's recent refusal to veto the U.N.'s anti-Israel resolution is utterly shameful and flies in the face of the United States' longstanding relationship with Israel. 

“The United States has historically opposed and vetoed U.N. resolutions that are one-sided and anti-Israel. However, when the U.N. Security Council adopted an anti-Israel resolution that threatens peace in the Middle East, the U.S. sat idly by and turned its back on Israel. Instead of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our closest ally and vetoing this dangerous resolution, the U.S., under the direction of President Obama, broke its strong and well-established commitment to Israel. 

“Israel does not need another lecture and verbal assault from an administration that shows no evidence of comprehending the reality Israelis live in every day. I will continue to hold President Obama and the U.N. accountable for their anti-Israel actions. As Republicans and Democrats alike have expressed their contempt for this gross deviation from our foreign policy, I look forward to working with President-elect Trump in correcting President Obama’s anti-Israel tactics, forming a stronger-than-ever friendship with Israel, and promoting peace overseas.”

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