House Votes to Back Two-State Solution in Middle East
WASHINGTON (CN) — Rebuking President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives on Friday passed a resolution supporting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The bill passed in a 226-188-2 vote. Five Republicans voted with the Democratic majority to pass the resolution, while two Democrats – Betty McCollum of Minnesota and Jesús Garcia of Illinois – entered a vote of present.
The hour of debate on the legislation yielded a contentious discussion between lawmakers on each side of the aisle. Congressman Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., said the resolution was a watered-down version of one passed over the summer, which condemned a global protest against Israel known as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS.