J Street supports a settlement freeze

November 30th, -0001

Myth:
J Street supported the 2011 UN resolution on settlements.

Fact:
J Street urged the United States or Israel to prevent a UN Security Council vote on this resolution by clearly laying out a bold vision for peace or freezing Israeli settlements.

We do believe that Israel has been unfairly singled out at the UN and never hope to see Israel publicly taken to task in that forum. However, we argued that — if the resolution came to a vote — it would undermine America’s credibility and policy to veto a resolution that so closely tracked US policy across eight bipartisan administrations and called on both parties to take necessary steps for peace.