ADL Resolution Supports U.S. Government's Efforts to Stop Saddam Hussein
New York, NY, October 14, 2002 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) unanimously passed resolutions at its annual National Commission Meeting in Houston, Texas, expressing support for the U.S. campaign to stop Saddam Hussein, and reaffirming support for Israelís right to defend itself and protect its citizens from violence.
The following is the text of the two ADL resolutions:
Resolution on Iraq
The Anti-Defamation League supports the United States Government in its effort to stop Iraqi President Saddam Husseinís development of weapons of mass destruction and to end the danger he poses to the stability and safety of the region and world through unfettered international inspection of all facilities and by military action if necessary. ADL calls on the United Nations and the international community to support the United States Government in countering the threat posed by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Resolution of Support for the State of Israel
The Anti-Defamation Leauge reaffirms its support for the State of Israel and its fundamental right to protect its citizens from violence. ADL reaffirms its appreciation to the Government of the United States for its stalwart support for the State of Israel. ADL reiterates its call on the international community to recognize Israelís right to defend itself and protect its citizens, and to actively adopt a tough and sustained stance opposing Palestinian terrorism and supporting the development of a viable, reformed, and responsible Palestinian leadership that will promote reconciliation with Israel to replace the current leadership.
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