VIDEO: Rep. Yoder Calls on Congress to Rebuke UN Over Anti-Israel Resolution
Washington, D.C. – Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives this week, urging members of both parties in Congress to come together and send a strong message to the United Nations (UN) that America stands with Israel. Tonight, Representative Yoder joined a bipartisan majority of the House in voting to rebuke the UN over its anti-Israel resolution last month. H. Res. 11 – Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace – passed the House by a 342-80 vote. Yoder was an original cosponsor of the measure.
Following are Rep. Yoder’s remarks, as prepared for delivery:
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in solidarity and support for one of America’s greatest friends and allies, but one the Obama Administration has sadly abandoned in its last days in office – the State of Israel.
“Since September of 2015 alone in Israel, 42 people have been killed in terrorist attacks and 602 people (including 4 Palestinians) have been injured.
“Yet, last month the United Nations Security Council felt the need to condemn Israel with a misguided resolution the United States should have vetoed.
“In fact, as long as Israel has been a part of the UN, it has been treated with little respect and almost openly disdained.
“In 2016, there were more resolutions regarding Israel than there were regarding Syria, North Korea, Iran, South Sudan, and Russia combined.
“That's a simply unacceptable way to treat the only peaceful, democratic state in the region.
“Mr. Speaker, I urge all of my colleagues to join together in sending a strong bipartisan message this week to rebuke this misguided resolution so we can get back on a path to a peaceful solution to conflict in the Middle East.”
To watch a video of Yoder's remarks, click here.