A congressional non-binding resolution was passed by 342 to 80 on Thursday. It declares unwavering support for Israel and insists that the United States reject any future UN actions that are similarly “one-sided and anti-Israel”. Republicans accuse President Obama of turning his back on Israel by not using veto in UN Security Council vote.
Netanyahu has been unrelenting in his criticism of the Obama administration over what he condemned as its “shameful” decision not to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a halt to Israeli settlement-building. Meanwhile Teresa May has been criticised for being two faced in the wake of this condemnation as Britain was one to vote in favour of UN declaration condemning increased settlement activity in occupied territories.
President Obama, last year passed a long-term security agreement that gives Israel $38bn in US military aid, including $5bn for missile defence
Israel Currently gives $40 million in contributions to the UN
The cut in funding will hurt the Palestinians through UNRAW The UN agency for Palestinian refugees.
Britain was one to vote in favour of UN declaration condemning increased settlement activity in occupied territories.
Since late 2015, Israeli soldiers and settlers have been responsible for the killing of at least 244 Palestinians, including unarmed demonstrators, bystanders and alleged attackers in what has been termed the “Jerusalem intifada” or Jerusalem uprising.