Published: Sat, December 07, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

US House defies Trump, votes against Israel's West Bank annexation

US House defies Trump, votes against Israel's West Bank annexation

The lower chamber of Congress, which is controlled by Democrats, passed the non-binding resolution on Friday, largely along party lines.

Although, the White House officials and the Israeli government have not offered any comments on the bill yet, the Palestinian government issued a statement that said, "This resolution is a clear message to the US administration and Israel that peace comes only through the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and the fulfillment of the aspirations of the Palestinian people".

The US House of Representatives yesterday threw its weight behind a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians, in a warning to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he mulls annexing the West Bank.

Trump recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital in December 2017 and moved the U.S. embassy to the city in May 2018.

Meanwhile, Bibars added, Israeli police detained Palestine TV reporter Christine Rinawi and cameraman Ali Yassin, in the vicinity of Bab al-Amoud (Damascus Gate).

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The CSA board has seen two resignations from Iqbal Khan and Shirley Zinn , adding pressure on other board members to resign. Following the meeting with the bank Moroe said mistakes had been made.

The Democrats' efforts to introduce the bill comes in support of the polls of 2007, wherein a two-state solution was chosen as the best solution to resolve the long-standing conflict.

Haley noted that Canada had voted against the resolution for years, and said the resolution "challenges the legitimacy of Israel".

"The US Congress Decision is a response to the wrong policies of the US administration, mainly the latest remarks of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who said that Israeli settlement don't violate the global law", it said.

But that changed last month when the Trudeau government chose to vote for a resolution called "The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination" - sponsored by North Korea, Egypt, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe and the "State of Palestine".

"This resolution not only endorses an unrealistic, unattainable solution - one that Israel has made impossible - but also one that legitimises inequality, ethnic discrimination and inhumane conditions", said Representative Rashida Tlaib, a Squad member who is of Palestinian descent.

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