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Press Release

ADL Lauds House Repudiation of U.N. Resolution on Israel

New York, NY, January 5, 2017 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed the passage of a House of Representatives resolution repudiating the recently passed United Nations Security Council resolution on Israel and urged the U.S. to oppose and veto future biased resolutions on Israel at the U.N. Security Council.

The resolution also affirms that “a durable and sustainable peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians will come only through direct bilateral negotiations” and that “the United States should work to facilitate serious, direct negotiations between the parties without preconditions toward a sustainable peace agreement.”

Marvin D. Nathan, ADL National Chair, and Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO, issued the following statement:

We commend the House of Representatives for repudiating the biased U.N. Security Council Resolution and for affirming its commitment to ensure that all final status Israeli-Palestinian issues, including settlements, are resolved through direct negotiations between the parties. 

This vote and the statements, even by some Members who did not support the Resolution, sends an important signal about the deep bench of support in Congress for Israel and for a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

As we enter a period of one party government, it’s vital for Americans and Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to move forward in unison, building on decades of America’s bipartisan support for its vital ally and sister democracy, Israel.

A similar measure was introduced yesterday in the Senate rejecting the Security Council resolution and at the same time, strongly supporting a two-state solution for both Israelis and Palestinians.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.