New York, NY… Dianne Lob, Chair, and William Daroff, CEO, of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:
“The Conference of Presidents condemns the Palestinian resolution at the United Nations, which grossly distorts reality and unfairly demonizes Israel, as it seeks to weaponize the International Court of Justice. The resolution fails to address critical security concerns on the ground and its deliberate attempt to exploit the role of the Court will further exacerbate tensions. This one-sided unilateral attack by the Palestinian delegation begs the question as to their true intentions, or lack thereof, to meaningfully advance the peace process at the international body.
“Particularly at a time of increased terrorist activity in the region, this resolution emboldens those seeking to enact violence against innocent Israelis and Palestinians.
“We are grateful for the Biden administration and our allied countries at the U.N. for rejecting this deeply biased resolution and we encourage others currently in support to review the facts and to reconsider their position before the final General Assembly vote, expected before the end of the year.”