ADL Statement on Violence at Israel-Gaza Border

New York, NY, May 15, 2018 ... Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt issued the following statement today in response to the recent violence at the Israel-Gaza border:

We are steadfast supporters of the Jewish state of Israel. That support is what obligates us to see the situation in Gaza with clear eyes. We believe that Israel has a right to self-defense and to secure its border, and at the same time, we believe that it is a horrific tragedy that so many people have been killed and wounded at the Gaza border. Such violence does nothing to bring a two-state solution closer to reality or advance peace and security in the region. All parties should explore all possible approaches to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Gaza quickly and peacefully in a manner that directly provides for the needs of civilians who are the ultimate victims of Hamas' policies and the ensuing conflict.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today it is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism, exposing hate groups, training law enforcement on hate crimes, developing anti-bias education programs for students, countering cyber-hate and relentlessly pursuing equal rights for all.

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