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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., above, and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., announced a Thursday floor vote on the resolution opposing the UN's move.
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House lawmakers will vote Thursday on a resolution condemning what Republicans are calling an anti-Israel resolution that President Obama refused to veto at the United Nations.

The UN resolution criticized Israel’s settlements in disputed Palestinian territory. It passed 14-0, and the Obama administration refused to use the veto authority it has in the UN Security Council.

Late Monday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., announced a Thursday floor vote on the resolution opposing the UN’s move.

“This administration has lost all credibility when it comes to Israel,” they said. “The administration’s stunt at the UN hurt our ally Israel and made peace in the region even more difficult to achieve.”

“This Thursday, the House will not abstain from its responsibility and will vote on a bipartisan resolution reaffirming our longstanding policy in the region and support of Israel,” they said.

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