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Il Congresso US neoeletto condanna le UN per la risoluzione su Israele.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-01-06.

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Israele ha richiamato l’Ambasciatore a Washington ed in altri dieci stati.

L’ambasciatore americano alle Nazioni Unite non aveva esercitato il diritto di veto.

Il venti gennaio si sta avvicinando a grandi passi.

Ma non ci si dovrebbe dimenticare che oltre all’elezione di Mr Trump, Camera e Senato americani sono adesso a maggioranza repubblicana.

Il Congresso appena riunito ha immediatamente deliberato uno scathing rebuke:

«Approved with vote of 342-80, House Resolution 11 calls Security Council’s anti-settlements measure a ‘one-sided’ obstacle to peace»

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«The US House of Representatives passed a scathing rebuke Thursday night to a United Nations Security Council resolution the Obama administration allowed through last month that condemned Israeli settlements as illegal»

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«House Resolution 11 declared the UN motion a “one-sided” effort that is an obstacle to peace, placing disproportionate blame on Israel for the continuation of the conflict and discouraging Palestinians from engaging in direct, bilateral negotiations»

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«Passed by a vote of 342-80, the measure puts the lower chamber of Congress firmly against President Barack Obama’s decision to withhold the US veto power from shielding Israel against the censure»

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«The looming vote set off a fierce debate on the House floor throughout the day. Illinois Rep. Luis Guitierez opposed HR11, saying that as America prepares to inaugurate a “strongman” president, it was acquiescing to the “strongman” government of Israel»

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«House Speaker Paul Ryan said he was “stunned” by Obama’s decision to let it pass, while Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida repudiated the motion that, he said, “characterizes Jews praying at the Western Wall as violating international law while it ignores Palestinian terrorism, incitement to violence, and payments to families of terrorists.”»

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Appena eletto, il nuovo parlamento americano ha votato una severa mozione di condanna della recente delibera delle Nazioni Unite su Israele e gli insediamenti.

La US House of Representatives conta 435 deputati, essendo 218 voti la maggioranza. I repubblicani hanno 247 seggi.

In questa occasione, la mozione è stata approvata con 342 voti, ossia ben 95 deputati democratici si sono associati al voto repubblicano.

Questo dato numerico indica molto chiaramente quanto la politica estera di Mr Obama fosse condivisa anche in seno al proprio partito.


Al Arabyia. 2017-01-06. US house votes to condemn UN’s Israel resolution

The US House of Representatives voted Thursday to condemn a UN resolution reprimanding Israel over its settlement activity, blasting last month’s move by the international body as “an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace.” The congressional measure passed 342 to 80, with broad bipartisan support. It noted in particular that the US administration’s refusal to veto the controversial Security Council measure “undermined” Washington’s decades-long position of opposing anti-Israel action at the United Nations.

Incensed US lawmakers – and President-elect Donald Trump – have assailed Barack Obama’s outgoing administration for abstaining in the December 23 vote instead of vetoing the UN resolution, essentially clearing the way for its passage. “I am stunned at what happened last month. This government – our government – abandoned our ally Israel when she needed us the most,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told the chamber shortly before the House vote. “It is time to repair the damage done by this misguided hit job at the UN,” he added. “It’s time to rebuild our partnership” with the Jewish state.

White House aides have said that while Obama is a firm supporter of Israel, he felt that after eight years he had simply run out of ways to convince Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel building on Palestinian land is sabotaging hopes for peace. The House measure, which is non-binding, calls for the UN resolution “to be repealed or fundamentally altered so that… it is no longer one-sided and anti-Israel” and allows all final status issues toward a two-state solution to be resolved through direct bilateral negotiation.

It also demands that the United States ensures that no action be taken at the Paris Conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict scheduled for January 15, that would impose an agreement on the two sides. The French-organized talks, to be attended by around 70 countries – but not by Israeli or Palestinian representatives – are being held to reiterate international support for a two-state solution to the conflict. “It’s subterfuge. This is about kicking a president on the way out, one more time,” fumed House Democrat Gerry Connolly, who voted no on the resolution.


The Times of Israel. 2017-01-06. US House passes motion repudiating UN resolution on Israel

Approved with vote of 342-80, House Resolution 11 calls Security Council’s anti-settlements measure a ‘one-sided’ obstacle to peace.

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WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives passed a scathing rebuke Thursday night to a United Nations Security Council resolution the Obama administration allowed through last month that condemned Israeli settlements as illegal.

House Resolution 11 declared the UN motion a “one-sided” effort that is an obstacle to peace, placing disproportionate blame on Israel for the continuation of the conflict and discouraging Palestinians from engaging in direct, bilateral negotiations.

Passed by a vote of 342-80, the measure puts the lower chamber of Congress firmly against President Barack Obama’s decision to withhold the US veto power from shielding Israel against the censure.

The UN resolution says the settlement enterprise “has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law” and calls for a complete end to all construction in areas Israel captured after the 1967 Six Day War, including East Jerusalem.

It also calls on all states “to distinguish, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967” — language that Israel fears will lead to a surge in boycott and sanctions efforts, and that an Israeli official warned would provide “a tailwind for terror.”

The House resolution condemned that provision, saying it “effectively lends legitimacy to efforts by the Palestinian Authority to impose its own solution through international organizations and through unjustified boycotts or divestment campaigns against Israel.”

ntroduced by California Rep. Ed Royce (R) and New York Rep. Elliot Engel (D), the top two members of the House Foreign Affairs committee, the resolution was co-sponsored 105 other House members, including 31 Democrats.

Using the same language that’s included in a complimentary Senate resolution introduced Wednesday, the House measure called for the Security Council resolution to be “repealed or fundamentally altered.”

The House motion says its condemnation of the UN vote promotes the longstanding US support for a two-state solution, which it described as a “democratic, Jewish state of Israel and a demilitarized, democratic Palestinian state living side-by-side in peace and security.”

The powerful pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC lauded the resolution’s passage, which it had recently encouraged its activists to urge their representatives to support.

The looming vote set off a fierce debate on the House floor throughout the day. Illinois Rep. Luis Guitierez opposed HR11, saying that as America prepares to inaugurate a “strongman” president, it was acquiescing to the “strongman” government of Israel.

Other members spoke strongly in support of castigating the UN vote.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he was “stunned” by Obama’s decision to let it pass, while Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida repudiated the motion that, he said, “characterizes Jews praying at the Western Wall as violating international law while it ignores Palestinian terrorism, incitement to violence, and payments to families of terrorists.”

The measure is likely to be followed by a similar resolution in the Senate, as well as other legislation designed to defund the United Nations over the vote.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said he would introduce such an initiative in December, as the measure was set to pass, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz spoke on the Senate floor earlier Thursday in favor of that proposal.

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