AIPAC Statement on U.S. Veto at U.N. Security Council
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  Dec. 18, 2017
AIPAC Statement on U.S. Veto at
U.N. Security Council

AIPAC applauds the veto cast by the United States today at the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council of a proposed resolution objecting to American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. We deeply appreciate President Trump and his administration's courageous stance on this issue.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley stated that America rejects the "double standard" that attacks American impartiality when Washington expresses the will of the American people by moving our U.S. embassy, but somehow accepts the notion that the U.N. is a neutral party when it consistently singles out Israel for condemnation.

Instead of considering counterproductive and biased resolutions seeking to condemn America for accepting Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the United Nations should urge Palestinians to return to the negotiating table with Israel. That is the path to peace.