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Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer have joined Paul Ryan in an effort to condemn U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, which demands an end to Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

  • The resolution passed because of the Obama administration's decision to abstain from voting on it late last year.
  • Both chambers are soon likely to publicly condemn the U.N.'s move.
  • Congress is also likely to encourage future administrations to stick with the established U.S. policy of vetoing similar resolutions involving Israel.

Why this matters: The bipartisan support for condemning the U.N.'s resolution shows that the Obama administration's position is out of line with most congressional Democrats and Republicans. A strong pro-Israel position — or at least a refusal to outright condemn Israel in international politics — is the one thing that both parties generally agree on.

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