NCSEJ Statement on UN Security Council Vote on Israel


Mark B. Levin

WASHINGTON, DC December 27, 2016 - NCSEJ is disappointed and dismayed by the passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 on Israel, particularly by the votes for this biased resolution by the governments of Russia and Ukraine, and the abstention by the United States.

While the resolution condemns terrorism and incitement, the resolution disproportionately focuses on settlements and only serves to further isolate Israel in the diplomatic arena. The votes for the resolution cast by Russia and Ukraine are deeply troubling. The close cooperation of these nations with Israel in a number of areas has been to the benefit of all.

We urge the international community to reject UN resolutions that do little to further peace in the region.

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Founded in 1971, NCSEJ represents the organized American Jewish community in monitoring and advocating on behalf of the estimated 1.5 million Jews in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, including the 15 successor states of the former Soviet Union.