ADL hailed the announcement of a military aid agreement between Israel and the United States, calling it “a resounding and tangible” demonstration of the enduring US-Israel relationship. The new Memorandum of Understanding provides Israel with the largest defense aid package in American history - $38 billion over the next decade.
ADL expressed deep disappointment with the new World Council of Churches (WCC) and National Council of Churches (NCC) statement on the Middle East, which ascribed blame to Israel as the sole entity responsible for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "It is time for these two bodies to refrain from using old tropes and accusations," said ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, and ADL Director of Interfaith Affairs Rabbi David Sandmel.
“We have surging Islamic radicalism, we have an expansionist and hostile Iran. We have a degree of dislocation and suffering we haven’t seen since the Second World War. Rather than try to game this, who’s up who’s down, who’s in, who’s out, what’s important is that this locks down a commitment that will persist not just with this administration, but the next one and the administration after that.”
Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO, from an interview with JTA on the newly signed US-Israel agreement.
Mr. Greenblatt explains why the recent high level forum at the United Nations headquarters on global anti-Semitism was a noteworthy occasion.
The Times of Israel, September 13, 2016
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