Wilson Stands with Israel

Jan 5, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) spoke on the House Floor this afternoon on the bipartisan resolution opposing the anti-Israel United Nations Security Council resolution.

Watch his remarks here.

Remarks as prepared for delivery

Thank you Chairman Ed Royce for yielding. I appreciate your leadership. I am in strong support of House Resolution 11—objecting to the United Nations Security Council resolution as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace. 

The United States has stood with Israel against one-sided, biased resolutions at the United Nations and in other international forums. Additionally, the United States has been adamant that a peaceful resolution will only come from direct, bilateral negotiations—not addressed by an international forum. The distorted ideology of moral neutrality is suicidal for civilization.

On December 23rd, my constituents were shocked by how the United States betrayed our ally, Israel, and undermined the peace process by failing to veto the UN Security Council Resolution. President Obama and Secretary Kerry’s actions reveal dangerous irresponsibility, putting Israeli and American families at risk of more terrorist attacks. Fortunately, Governor Nikki Haley, President-elect Donald Trump’s appointee, will soon be able to make a positive difference as US Ambassador to the UN, promoting peace through strength.

Today, I am grateful to stand strong with Israel by being an original cosponsor of H. Res. 11 and voting in favor of it. I appreciate the leadership of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Chairman Ed Royce and the Ranking Member Eliot Engel for sponsoring this resolution and urge my colleagues to support.