(CNSNews.com) Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced on Thursday they are introducing a resolution to end all U.S. taxpayer funding for the United Nations “unless and until” the U.N. reverses a measure condemning Israel.
U.N. resolution 2334 is the first one condemning Israeli settlements in disputed territories to have been adopted by the Security Council in more than three decades. The U.N. passed the resolution just before Christmas after the Obama administration abstained, rather than use its veto power to kill it.
(AS CNSNews.com reported earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Israel has “unequivocal evidence” that the anti-Israel Security Council resolution was orchestrated by the Obama administration. “There’s no question whatsoever about that – none whatsoever,” Netanyahu told a visiting AIPAC delegation. The Obama administration denies it.)
“What brings us together today is an issue that that I think really unites — it unites Republicans, but it ought to unite Democrats, it does unite Americans — and that’s standing with Israel,” Cruz said in a joint appearance with Graham on “Fox and Friends.”
“If you look at the last month, what Barack Obama has done, I thing it has been nothing short of shameful. It has been striking out against Israel, really showing his true beliefs. And the United Nations, with his acquiesencee if not active encouragement, passsed a rabidly anti-Israel resolution.”
Cruz told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the U.N. resolution declares much of Israel illegal and illegitimate; it declares much of Jerusalem to be not part of Israel; it even declares that the Jewish Quarter and the Temple Mount — the holiest site for the Jewish people — is not part of Israel.