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Congress takes aim at UN over Israel stance

Lawmakers are preparing a slew of measures aimed at curbing what they see as anti-Israel discrimination at the United Nations.
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 25: Representative Chris Smith(R-NJ) speaks during a Capitol Hill briefing to discuss "the silent suffering of American children and their left-behind parents who are victims of international parental child abduction" in the Cannon House Office Building on June 25, 2015 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/ Getty Images)

US House lawmakers took turns Feb. 2 slamming the United Nations for its perceived bias against Israel as they made clear the world body will not survive President Donald Trump's presidency unscathed.

A joint hearing by two House Foreign Affairs panels revealed sharp disagreements on the best way forward, from minor reforms to complete defunding. But it also demonstrated a broad bipartisan conviction that Israel has been getting a raw deal for too long. 

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