New York, NY, November 19, 2003 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today criticized the passage of a U.N. Security Council resolution endorsing the Road Map for peace between Israel and the Palestinians as “an unfortunate step that foreshadows greater and more destructive U.N. involvement” in the process.
“Considering the negative history of the U.N. toward Israel and the many efforts to pass anti-Israel resolutions with teeth in the Security Council, the last thing Israel and the peace process need is greater U.N. involvement,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “Not only will this resolution undoubtedly be used for further anti-Israel action by the Council, but it will also place the U.S. government in increasingly difficult circumstances where it will have to decide whether to veto unbalanced resolutions. This resolution is an unfortunate step that foreshadows greater and more destructive U.N. involvement in the process.
“If peace is to have any chance, it will come from American, not United Nations, leadership.”