(House of Representatives - January 04, 2017)

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  (Mr. YODER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. YODER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in solidarity and support for 
one of America's greatest friends and allies, but one the Obama 
administration has sadly abandoned in its last days in office: the 
State of Israel.
  Since September of 2015 alone, in Israel, 42 people have been killed 
in terrorist attacks, and 602 people, including four Palestinians, have 
been injured. Yet, last month, the United Nations Security Council felt 
the need to condemn Israel with a misguided resolution the United 
States should have vetoed.
  In fact, as long as Israel has been part of the U.N., it has been 
treated with little respect and almost openly disdained. In 2016, there 
were more resolutions regarding Israel at the U.N.

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than there were regarding Syria, North Korea, Iran, South Sudan, and 
Russia combined. That is simply an unacceptable way to treat the only 
peaceful democratic state in the region.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge all of my colleagues to join together in sending 
a strong, bipartisan message this week to rebuke this misguided 
resolution so we can get back on a path to a peaceful solution to 
conflict in the Middle East.