Stefanik calls on Biden to condemn ‘blatant anti-Israel’ UN resolutions

Security council will consider motion to condemn Israeli settlements.
Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.

New York Rep. Elise Stefanik this week demanded the Biden administration condemn what she called “blatant anti-Israel” sentiment at the United Nations as the world body moves to condemn settlements of the embattled Middle Eastern country.

The UN is reported to be considering a motion next week to condemn all settlements by Israel; the organization is expected to demand their immediate halt and reversal. 

Stefanik in an announcement on her website demanded the Biden administration “show strength on the world stage and clearly condemn the blatant anti-Israel bias in the United Nations.” 

“His UN Ambassador must veto the anti-Israel resolution in front of the UN Security Council and send a clear message that the U.S. stands with Israel,” Stefanik wrote. “Israel is the only country in the world treated with this level of contempt from the United Nations.”

The congresswoman argued that while “China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea threaten our world, the UN’s priorities are egregiously misaligned by working to prevent Israel from exercising its sovereignty.”

The reported UN resolution has received backing from Palestine, with whom Israel has sparred for decades over the presence of the latter’s settlements in the West Bank.