Sen. Ted Cruz called for the U.S. Congress to stop funding United Nations operations until a vote the UN held Friday is reversed.
The vote in the UN calls Israeli settlements in “occupied Palestine” illegal and demands complete cease of all activities at the settlement.
Cruz assured Israeli P.M Netanyahu that the United States Congress will do it’s best to reverse the decision made by the UN.
Spoke w/ Israeli PM @netanyahu tonight to wish him Happy Chanukah & assure him of strong support in Congress. No US $ for UN until reversed.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 24, 2016
DailyCaller reports that Sen. Lindsey Graham called an initiative to reduce the power of UN, the same initiative was backed by Sen. Cruz and Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton, and James Lankford.
“I anticipate this vote will create a backlash in Congress against the United Nations,” Graham said. “The organization is increasingly viewed as anti-Semitic and seems to have lost all sense of proportionality. I will do everything in my power, working with the new administration and Congress, to leave no doubt about where America stands when it comes to the peace process and where we stand with the only true democracy in the Middle East.”
The vote was suppose to be vetoed by an American vote, but Obama decided to abstain from voting and letting the vote pass on Friday.
If American vote was vetoed the measure would have been killed and would not pass.
“As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations. This puts Israel in a very poor negotiating position, and is extremely unfair to all Israelis,” Trump said in a statement.