U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady has the following statement on today's controversial United Nation's vote to recognize Palestine.
"I wish I could say another irresponsible, short-sighted and politically motivated vote by the United Nations is a surprise, but when it come to Israel and the Middle East this body continues to hit new lows. Recognizing Palestine as a non-member state is another step backward in peace, another roadblock, another counter-productive act that makes it more difficult to reach a long-lasting resolution. It's telling also, that President Obama's last-moment promise of personal engagement was rejected flatly by the Palestinians. I wish we had real leadership on this issue from the White House rather than lectures to our long-time ally Israel."