Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas

McCaul Statement on Objecting UN Resolution 2334

Jan 5, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), senior member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Res. 11 to reject the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334.

Congressman McCaul: “Today the House sent a clear message to not only the Obama Administration, but the world, that this body will not stand for any efforts aimed at weakening the U.S.–Israel relationship. The important role Israel plays in security and peace in the region cannot be overstated, and the strong bilateral relations between our two countries is more important now than ever. As such, the passage of this resolution objecting to efforts at the U.N. aimed at undermining negotiations between Israel and Palestine is a sign of our unshakable resolve.”


The United Nations Security Council Resolution was passed on December 23, 2016, which effectively states that the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, are “occupied territory.”  It also lends legitimacy to efforts by the Palestinian Authority to impose a solution through international organizations like the UN, as well as to unjustified and harmful boycotts and divestment campaigns against Israel.  Click here to read McCaul’s statement after its passage.