Time to Stop the Inane Anti-Israel Bias at the UN

New York, NY

 

Arthur Stark, Chairman and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations issued the following statement:

The United Nations General Assembly and agencies are once again engaged in the yearly anti-Israel ritual adopting a variety of biased and even baseless resolutions. We applaud U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s declaration that the US would vote against every single one of these resolutions, especially against the “Occupied Syrian Golan” resolution on which the US abstained in the past. As Ambassador Haley noted, “... if this resolution ever had any relevance it surely does not today the resolution is plainly biased against Israel.” Given the situation in Syria and especially along Israel’s border on the Golan where Iranian militias Hezbollah and other terrorist groups are operating, the inanity of the resolution is apparent. The long-standing anti-Israel bias has been repeatedly demonstrated and is deeply ingrained in UN deliberations. Hopefully, more countries will break with the automatic majority and demonstrate a commitment to the values and principles of the UN.

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