ADL Supports Bipartisan Resolution Rejecting BDS Movement and Backing Two-State Solution

Organization Sends Letter Signed by Wide Range of Jewish and Pro-Israel Groups to Congressional Leadership

New York, NY, March 26 ... In support of two new resolutions opposing the fringe movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel, ADL wrote this afternoon to Congressional leadership of both parties, along with other Jewish and pro-Israel organizations, to encourage widespread bipartisan backing. The resolutions, recently introduced by Reps. Schneider, Nadler, Zeldin and Wagner, and Sens. Portman and Cardin, are identical in both chambers and also emphasize U.S. support for a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.

“The founding goals of the BDS movement, and many of the strategies employed in BDS campaigns, are fundamentally anti-Semitic,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “The vast and swift support for these bipartisan resolutions from across the board critically demonstrates the true priority for Americans is working toward a peaceful two-state solution with Israel as a Jewish state.” 

Today’s letter organized by ADL outlines why the Jewish and pro-Israel community strongly opposes the BDS movement for demonizing Israel, defying the existence of a Jewish state, and preventing progress toward a two-state solution.

Signatories to the letter include:

ADL (Anti-Defamation League)

AJC (American Jewish Committee)

B’nai B’rith International

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.

Israel Action Network

Israel Policy Forum

The Israel Project

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs

The Jewish Federations of North America

JWI (Jewish Women International)

Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice

MERCAZ USA

National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry

National Council of Jewish Women

StandWithUs

Union for Reform Judaism

World Jewish Congress United States

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.