US Jewish group calls for probe into UN vote

The American Jewish Congress calls on the US Congress to immediately hold hearings probing the Obama administration’s decision not to veto the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements, which passed on Friday.

“There are serious questions that need to be asked of the Obama administration following UN Security Council Resolution 2334, with the US refusing to veto a one-sided, anti-Israel biased resolution that puts Israel in international legal jeopardy and takes the position that the Jewish holy sites in Jerusalem, including the Western Wall are no longer a part of Israel,” it says in a statement.

“We urge the US Congress to investigate the actions taken by the Obama administration leading up to the vote. Such a seismic shift in America Foreign Policy in the transition period, must be fully reviewed and accounted for, specifically, Samantha Power and Ben Rhodes should explain the process which led to their actions, particularly in light of questions being raised,” it says.

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