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Republicans introduce bill to defund UN until anti-Israel resolution repealed

Republican Senators Ted Cruz (Texas) and Lindsay Graham (South Carolina) have introduced legislation to withdraw US funding to the United Nations until it repeals the December 23 UN Security Council Resolution that condemned all Israeli presence in territories won by Israel from Jordan during the Six-Day War in 1967.

"We need to act to defend, not only our friend and ally, the nation of Israel, but also US interests," said Cruz on Thursday to MSNBC's Morning Joe program. "So Lindsay and I today are joining in filing legislation that would end all US taxpayer funding for the UN unless and until they reverse this resolution."

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