Most House members sign letter backing Israel at U.N.

Palestinian boys carry their belongings after the Israeli army demolished their shanty, that their family lives in, near the Israeli West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, near JerusalemMore than 90 percent of the U.S. House of Representatives has signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to use U.S. veto power to block any United Nations resolutions seen as biased against Israel, one of the letter’s lead sponsors said on Friday. U.S. Representative Nita Lowey said 394 members of the 435-member House signed the letter that was sent to Obama on Thursday. The congressional letter backed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but insisted that negotiations between the two sides are the only path to peace, not United Nations action or an international conference.

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