Cantor, Hoyer to Obama: Veto Israel Resolution

Friday, 18 Feb 2011 04:25 PM

By Dan Weil

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One thing most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree upon is unflagging support for Israel. And so it is that House cantor,hoyer,obama,israel,resulution,united,nationsMajority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., urge President Barack Obama to authorize a veto of a U.N. Security Council resolution that would declare illegal any post-1967 Israeli settlements, including East Jerusalem, The Hill  reports.

Those two, along with House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.; ranking member Howard Berman, D-Calif.; Middle East subcommittee chairman Steve Chabot, R-Ohio; and ranking member Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y., wrote a letter requesting that Obama "veto any U.N. Security Council resolution that criticizes Israel regarding final status issues."

News reports Wednesday indicated that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice offered to back a non-binding statement denying the "legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity."

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