Sens Cruz, Graham Introduce Bill to Defund U.N.

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Sens Cruz and Graham being interviewed by MSNBC host about the Safeguard Israel Act.

Safeguard Israel Act

The U.N. resolution 2334 declares the Jewish area of Israel is not part of Israel, including the most sacred Jewish holy sites. Both Sens. Graham and Cruz introduced a bill Thursday to cut off U.S. funding to the United Nations until the anti-American, anti-Israel organization rescinds its recently passed, vehemently anti-Israel resolution.

U.S. contributions to the U.N. is roughly $3 billion a year, which represents about 22% of their budgets.

The Safeguard Israel Act of 2017 seeks to “prohibit voluntary or assessed contributions to the United Nations until the President certifies to Congress that United Nations Security Resolution 2334 has been repealed.”

On Sen. Cruz ‘s website, he notes that in their legislation, there are numerous reasons why UNSC Resolution 2334 should be repealed, including:

  • It attempts to pre-judge the basis for negotiations, predetermine the outcome of negotiations, and dictate terms and conditions, which is an abandonment of long-standing policy of the United States and previous commitments made to Israel.
  • It falsely claims that Israel’s sovereignty over the eastern part of Jerusalem and Jewish communities in the West Bank are illegal under international law, and that the Old City of Jerusalem, along with the Temple Mount, the holiest site for the Jewish people, and the Western Wall are ‘‘occupied Palestinian territory’’
  • It encourages the International Criminal Court to open an illegitimate formal investigation against Israel.
  • It will help to strengthen the Palestinian diplomatic, economic, and legal warfare campaign against Israel and encourages boycotts, divestments, and sanctions against Israel

 

Senators Graham and Cruz described the Obama administration’s behavior by not vetoing the resolution as “an abandonment of long standing policy of the United States and previous commitments made to Israel.”

As their Safeguard Israel Act notes, the U.N. passes more resolutions against Israel than every other country combined, while ignoring the atrocities being committed.

If the bill passes, the United States will refrain from making any monetary contributions to the United Nations, or any of its subsidiary or specialized agencies, until the president of the United States ensures the repeal of the toxic U.N. resolution.

The Sentinel says defunding isn’t enough. We need to kick this anti-West organization out of New York. It’s run by thugs, crooks and dictators.


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