UN Security Council said considering resolution to annul US Jerusalem decision

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Monday, December 18, 2017 - 1:25pm

In response to UN Security Council considering resolution to annul US Jerusalem decision, the American Jewish Congress issued the following statement:

“The American Jewish Congress welcomes the US veto of the deeply divisive and one-sided UN Security Council resolution contesting President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The US administration has repeatedly stressed that its acknowledgement of Jerusalem’s rightful position at the heart of the Jewish State in no way prejudices final status negotiations. We are disappointed by this latest unilateral appeal to the UN Security Council, in this case by Egypt.

All sovereign nations have the right to self-rule and calls on the US administration to “rescind” its Jerusalem decision, in an effort to rewrite the history of the Middle East, are unjust and prejudicial. By breaking with the status quo and attempting to isolate the US, opponents of this decision risk torpedoing the peace process in which the US must continue to play a vital role.

The American Jewish Congress remains encouraged by this administration’s return to the longstanding American policy of vetoing unilateral resolutions against Israel at international institutions. The American Jewish Congress looks to the US to continue to lead the way among the international community in engaging in decisive words and actions to facilitate constructive dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians in the hopes of reinvigorating the dormant peace process.”

Jack Rosen, President, American Jewish Congres