Ros-Lehtinen Introduces Bill to Curb Anti-Israel Agenda at United Nations

Apr 28, 2017

Ros-Lehtinen Introduces Bill to Curb Anti-Israel Agenda at United Nations

“As the major contributor at the UN, America wields considerable leverage and it is time that we use that leverage to bring about reforms”

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, made the following statement after introducing H.R. 2232 – the Promoting Equality and Accountability at the United Nations Act of 2017. Ros-Lehtinen was joined by Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Kay Granger (R-TX), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Joe Wilson (R-SC), Peter J. Roskam (R-IL), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Randy K. Weber (R-TX), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Lee Zeldin (R-NY), Ann Wagner (R-MO), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), and Ron DeSantis (R-FL). Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“The anti-Israel agenda at some United Nations agencies is toxic and has been allowed to continue for too long. At bodies like UNESCO or the UN Human Rights Council, there isn’t even a pretense of neutrality when it comes to the Jewish State. Continued U.S. engagement at these agencies cannot come unconditionally, otherwise we only serve to legitimize this anti-Israel bias. The U.S. taxpayers expect us to be responsible with their money and continuing to fund agencies that work against us, our allies and our interests is not a responsible use of their hard earned dollars. As the major contributor at the UN, America wields considerable leverage and it is time that we use that leverage to bring about reforms.”

 

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