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An Open Letter to the President of the Republic of Colombia: ADL Raises Concerns Over Recognition of Palestinian State

ADL’s steadfast anti-hate agenda compels us to voice our commitment to the State of Israel and to stand with the Confederación de Comunidades Judías de Colombia in lamenting the decision taken by outgoing president Juan Manuel Santos to recognize a Palestinian state. Such unilateral recognition runs counter to the historic position that Colombia has taken on the need for a two-state-solution that is mutually negotiated between Israel and the Palestinian people. In this letter we urge current President Duque Márquez to use the power of his office to reverse this regrettable decision that stands counter to the strong ties shared by Colombia and Israel.

Letter to President Sebastian Piñera Echenique of Chile Regarding the Chilean Jewish Community

In a letter to President Sebastian Piñera Echenique of Chile, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt requested that the Chilean government take concrete steps to ensure the safety and security of the Chilean Jewish community, who are under siege from groups who promote extreme positions on Israel, specifically those who espouse Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), and publicly convey the government’s opposition to any effort to target the community in reaction to developments in Israel.