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Ros-Lehtinen cites anti-Israel bias in calling for U.N. funding reform


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation_world/article/ros-lehtinen_cites_anti-israel_bias_in_calling_for_un_funding_reform_201101

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) cited anti-Israel rhetoric in proposing legislation conditioning U.N. funding on reform. "I am going to reintroduce legislation that conditions our contributions -- our strongest leverage -- on real, sweeping reform, including moving the U.N. regular budget to a voluntary funding basis," Ros-Lehtinen, the chairwoman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, said Tuesday. "That way, U.S. taxpayers can pay for the U.N. programs and activities that advance our interests and values, and if other countries want different things to be funded, they can pay for it themselves."

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