Jewish Leaders Urge Continued US Support for MFO Peacekeeping Organization

New York, NY

. . . Arthur Stark, Chairman, William Daroff, CEO, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

"We strongly caution against the United States withdrawing from or diminishing its participation in the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) international peacekeeping force in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

The absence of American leadership in the MFO, which was established in order to oversee the terms of the Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement in 1979, would be detrimental to its ability to carry out its mission, particularly given the rising activity of ISIS in the Sinai.

We urge sustaining a strong US role in the MFO, as it is a critical component of maintaining regional security and protecting the interests of the United States and its allies."​


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