Citing reports of the PA seeking recognition of a Palestinian state from the UN and the announcements by Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay of their recognition of a Palestinian state, this resolution reaffirms the House’s support for a negotiated solution resulting in a Jewish state of Israel and a viable, democratic Palestinian state. The House urges Palestinian leaders to cease all efforts at circumventing the peace process and resume direct talks with Israel immediately.
Further, it supports the Obama administration’s opposition to a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state and calls upon it to
(1) lead a diplomatic effort to persuade other nations and international bodies to oppose such a declaration and
(2) affirm that the U.S. would not recognize a Palestinian state and would veto any UN resolution to establish or recognize one.
See also: similar measures H. Res. 1731 of 11/18/10 and H. Res. 1734 of 11/29/10; and related measure S. 3676 of 7/29/10 for laws regarding a Palestinian state.
Passed in House by voice vote.