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.