This resolution would express the sense of Congress that the U.S. should use its veto on the United Nations Security Council to stop resolutions from passing that are counterproductive to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. It emphasizes that a sustainable peace deal will only come about with direct bilateral negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, and aims to prevent the UN from recognizing a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood before an agreement has been reached.
Congress states that such recognition without a peace agreement in place would set back the cause of peace and could lead to penalties being imposed on support for a Palestinian state or the West Bank and Gaza. It also calls on the U.S. to oppose and veto Security Council resolutions that are one-sided and anti-Israel or would impose solutions to final status issues, while also supporting the resumption of negotiations without preconditions toward a sustainable peace agreement.
As a concurrent resolution this bill would be considered by both the House and Senate without going to the president’s desk for a signature, which would be unnecessary as it doesn’t have the force of law.