U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today released the following statement after co-sponsoring House Resolution 394: Stand Up For Israel:
"In efforts to wash his hands clean of the Israeli - Palestinian conflict, today President Obama argued before the United Nations General Assembly that "ultimately, it is Israelis and Palestinians - not us - who must reach agreement on the issues that divide them.'
"Unfortunately, this is yet another move by the White House showing a lack of support for our ally, and emboldening Palestine and their Hamas-backed government to pursue their goal of annihilating Israel.
"The Administration's actions have been an embarrassment to those of us who stand strong with our closest friend in the Middle East. President Obama has consistently communicated that he is willing to isolate Israel, particularly through his support of returning to the 1967 borders in land swaps with Palestine."
"Rather than attempting to appease the Palestinians through speeches and passivity, the President should demand the recognition of Israel's right to exist. Putting this conflict in the hands of the United Nations, an organization that has continually sided with corrupt dictators and terrorists, would be equal to working toward the destruction of Israel."
Congressman Broun travelled to Israel in August to meet with current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres in efforts to bolster Congress' relationship with the Israeli government.