Republican lawmakers plan to condemn UN over Israel vote

Republican lawmakers in both chambers of the US Congress are launching a motion to formally disapprove the recent United Nations Security Council resolution that condemned “illegal” Israeli settlements on the occupied Palestinian territories.

The move highlights the Zionist lobby’s powerful influence on Capitol Hill and a reminder of the deep support Israel has in an otherwise sharply divided Congress.

Senator Jerry Moran, a Republican from Kansas, said Friday he will introduce a resolution in the Senate on Tuesday expressing support for Israel and disapproving the UN resolution.

“Over the last eight years, the Obama administration has made a series of blatantly misguided choices when it comes to working with our strongest ally in the Middle East,” Moran said in a statement.

Moran said that he is “committed to working with both Republicans and Democrats to make sure we stand with Israel and that the United Nations cannot be used as a forum to…

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