Congressman Nadler Statement on United Nations Security Council Resolution Condemning Israeli Settlement Activity

Dec 23, 2016 Issues: Foreign Affairs/Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement in response to the passage of a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel for its settlement activity:

“I am deeply disappointed by today's events at the United Nations Security Council—particularly the United States' abstention—damaging any hope for, or progress on, an eventual peace agreement.  

“Rather than bringing a peaceful accord nearer, the United Nations Security Council’s approval of today's one-sided resolution pushes both sides further apart.  The resolution seeks to create an irresponsible and inaccurate narrative, making no mention of Palestinian responsibility, either for their incitement of violence or their refusal to return to talks with the Israelis, and only serves the purpose of seeking to delegitimize Israel on the world stage.  

“The only way there can ever be an Israeli-Palestinian peace is through direct negotiations between the parties, not with imposed solutions."