ALERT: SECURITY COUNCIL MOVING FORWARD ON ANTI-ISRAEL RESOLUTION. MUST BE STOPPED!

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Friday, December 23, 2016 - 1:40pm

ALERT: SECURITY COUNCIL MOVING FORWARD ON ANTI-ISRAEL RESOLUTION. MUST BE STOPPED!

American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen released the following statement:

“As developments continue to unfold, both in the press and at the United Nations, with the UN Security Council now moving forward to vote today at 3:00pm on an anti-Israel resolution, the American Jewish Congress takes great issue with the Obama Administration's silence, as it has become clear that they have not publicly stated a position, when it has long been standing American foreign policy to veto any one-side biased Israel resolutions at the UN.

“We respect the office of the President of the United States, but with President Obama’s term ending, it’s not only the wrong time to bring something of this significance up, but extremely troubling that Obama and Secretary John Kerry did not publicly come out against, placing unfortunately America in a difficult situation and Israel in a poor light.

"President-elect Donald Trump did the right thing yesterday by intervening using Twitter to save Israel, for the day, as an updated draft of the resolution is now moving forward, and it’s imperative that it be vetoed.

"We are monitoring the situation and have been in constant contact with world leaders, as we continue to deploy all our resources to put an end to this once and for all. Now is not the time to be questioning American foreign policy. It sends the wrong message here at home and in the Middle East."

 

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