House lauds Israel on U.N. breakthrough

The U.S. House of Representatives saluted Israel for its being named to chair its first United Nations committee.

The bipartisan resolution congratulating Israel for taking over the U.N. Committee on Program and Coordination was adopted by a voice vote Monday on the House floor. It was introduced by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.).

“Without doubt this is an important step for Israel, but also for the member-states of the United Nations, which too often have subjected Israel to unjustified one-sided attacks and unfair vilification,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). “It is long past time that Israel chair a U.N. committee and receive the respect it deserves at the U.N.”

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