This resolution supported individuals and organizations striving to ‘encourage cooperation’ between Israelis and Palestinians, condemned the ongoing violence in Israel and the occupied territories (see the Update in JPS 45 ), reiterated Congress’s condemnation of alleged anti-Semitism and anti-Israel incitement in the ranks of the PA, called on Pres. Abbas and other PA officials to discourage such incitement and renew peace negotiations with Israel, directed the State Dept. to ‘regularly monitor and publish information’ on alleged PA incitement against Jews and Israel, and called on the Obama administration to continue repudiating Palestinian anti-Israel incitement.
Only one representative, Keith Ellison (D-MN), publicly opposed this resolution, saying, ‘when we denounce the Palestinians and leave no mention of divisive rhetoric by the Israeli government, we do a disservice to Palestinians and Israelis.’
71 cosponsors (42R, 29D).
Last major action: 11/2/15 passed in House by voice vote.