Friday, December 23, 2016

The Israeli-American Council is troubled and deeply disappointed by the U.S. President's decision to abstain from voting on an anti-Israel resolution in the UN Security Council today

For many years, America has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Israel as it has faced shameful discrimination and bias at the UN. Today we saw a disturbing break of this precedent

Bipartisan majorities in the U.S. Congress had urged the Administration to exercise America’s veto of this kind of one-sided resolution, which is a direct attack on Israel’s legitimacy

Although this is an unfortunate day in the history of the U.S.-Israel relationship, the extraordinary friendship between our two countries – built on common values and shared interests – will endure.

The IAC will continue our work to strengthen the extraordinary bonds between the peoples of the United States and Israel.