ADL: Anti-Israel UN Security Council Resolution Detrimental, U.S. Abstention Disappointing
New York, N.Y., September 24, 2002 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed extreme dismay at the passage of "yet another" anti-Israel resolution by the United Nations Security Council. The United States abstained on the resolution, which calls on Israel to cease its operations in Ramallah and withdraw to positions it held in September 2000.
"Once again, the United Nations Security Council is playing a detrimental and non-constructive role in the Middle East by passing yet another anti-Israel resolution that blatantly omits specific mention of Israel's security concerns and of Palestinian terrorism," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "We are disappointed that the United States chose not to veto this flawed, one-sided resolution which does not recognize Israel's right and obligation to defend itself from the Palestinian campaign of terrorism. Instead of providing a method to resolve the ongoing crisis, resolutions such as this will only serve to encourage continuing Palestinian aggression."
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