US lawmakers call on Obama to refrain from action on Israel at UN

Congressmen from both parties are issuing support for direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians and urging the Obama administration to refrain from taking action at the United Nations over the decades-old conflict.

A "sense of" resolution adopted by the House of Representatives on Tuesday night put a majority of members on record in favor of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that lead "to a sustainable two-state solution," and against efforts at the UN Security Council that would "impose a solution" on the parties.

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