Press Release: APN to Obama: Support or Abstain on UNSC Resolution Re: West Bank Settlements

Americans for Peace Now (APN) urges the Obama administration to support or abstain on today's UN Security Council resolution in support of Israeli-Palestinian peace and the two-state solution.

The resolution submitted to the UNSC this afternoon is pro-Israel in the deepest sense of the term, supporting Israel's existence and security, and standing against those who would sacrifice both at the altar of settlements, for an ideological, expansionist agenda. This resolution reiterates international consensus, grounded in previous Security Council resolutions and international law, dating back nearly five decades, regarding the illegitimacy of settlements and rejecting settlement-related policies of successive Israeli governments.

APN urges the Obama administration to reaffirm longstanding U.S. positioning and language in the Security Council on this issue.