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UN Security CouncilReuters, Carlo Allegri

Top United States legislators are calling on President Joe Biden to unequivocally block any action against Israel at the UN and to order the US ambassador to the UN to veto a proposed UN Security Council resolution that would demand Israel "immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory."

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul, House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy, and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise sent a letter to the President stating: "As the UN Security Council once again moves to consider another one-sided, biased, anti-Israel resolution, it is imperative that the United States maintain its position that only direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians can yield progress. For this reason, we urge your Administration to use the voice and vote of the United States to oppose and veto any anti-Israel action, including resolutions at the UN Security Council."

US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member, Sen. Jim Risch, also called on the President to order a veto, writing on Twitter: "The Biden Administration must use its veto in the UN Security Council to defend our ally Israel. This resolution will not lead to peace and only furthers anti-Israel actions at the UN."

Senator Tim Scott took to Twitter to call on Biden to order a veto, writing: "I have and always will stand with the Israeli people. The UN Security Council is set to hold yet another targeted vote against Israel. I strongly call on the Biden administration to VETO this resolution at the UNSC and stand by our Israeli allies."

Among the other legislators who took to Twitter to call for a veto of the resolution was Sen. Bill Hagerty, Sen. Tom Cotton, Rep. Elise Stefanik, Rep. Max Miller, Rep. Joe Wilson, and Rep. Chip Roy.