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U.S. House Opposes Israeli Annexation of West Bank in Landmark Resolution

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed on Friday a resolution opposing Israeli annexation of the West Bank. This is the first time such a resolution has passed in U.S. Congress, and while it is not legally binding, it displays growing opposition among the Democratic Party to the policies of Prime Minister Netanyahu and his right-wing coalition.
House Resolution 326 states that any U.S. proposal to solve Israeli-Palestinian conflict should endorse a two-state solution, and “discourage steps by either side that would put a peaceful end to the conflict further out of reach, including unilateral annexation of territory.” It similarly opposes Palestinian efforts to attain statehood that do not involve negotiations with Israel.

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