ADL Calls U.N. Resolution Against Israel 'Biased And Politicized'
New York, NY, May 8, 2002 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today deplored the blatantly biased resolution passed at the United Nations General Assembly emergency session which condemned Israel exclusively while ignoring Palestinian terrorism and violence. The U.N. resolution passed as a Palestinian terrorist carried out a deadly suicide attack in Israel.
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:
It is highly ironic that the U.N. General Assembly gathered to debate and pass yet another biased resolution condemning Israel while a Palestinian suicide bomber was carrying out an attack that killed at least 16 innocent Israeli civilians and injured scores more. The United Nations has once again proved to be biased and politicized against Israel.
Time and again, the General Assembly has singled out Israel and ignored continued Palestinian violence and terrorism. We have repeatedly called on the General Assembly to act in a responsible manner. Yet time and again they demonstrate that do not seek to constructively resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but rather only to create political drama and exacerbate tensions.
We express our appreciation to the United States, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia for joining Israel in voting "no."
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