First of all the US Congress is overreaching by initiating this resolution relating to the United Nations which is a diplomatic organization traditionally relegated to the incumbent president, still Barack Obama. Second, the United States is a big ally of the State of Israel, evident by the large aid packages we approve yearly. Third, this resolution is setting back the possible cooperation of a two state solution. Israel should not be constructing settlements in a contested area that is displacing so many people and impacting their quality of life. Let us remember that we don't have to blindly support Israel in their every action, especially when the actions are questionable. We should be able to question some of their actions without fear of retaliation given that we are allies. We should join the international community in searching for peace and ultimately negotiating a two state solution.