WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement related to the U.N. Security Council's passage of a resolution criticizing Israel for its construction of settlements in the West Bank:
“I am deeply disappointed in the United Nations Security Council's vote condemning Israel. More concerning is the failure of President Obama to use the United States’ veto to stop this attack. The United States has long maintained that any viable solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict must be the result of direct, bilateral negotiations between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority, whose leadership has purposefully and continually obstructed efforts to reach peace. The United Nations’ attempt to unilaterally impose a one-sided ‘solution’ undermines decades of work that has been put into the two-state solution.
“We cannot turn our back on Israel, our greatest and sole democratic ally in the region. I am vehemently opposed to this decision, and will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress and President-elect Trump to reinforce our commitment to Israel."