To stop the defamation of the Jewish people... to secure justice and fair treatment to all
Anti-Defamation League ABOUT ADL FIND YOUR LOCAL ADL DONATE CONTACT US PRESS CENTER
Press Release Categories
Anti-Semitism: USA
Anti-Semitism: International
Black-Jewish Relations
Christian-Jewish Relations
Civil Rights
Discrimination, Racism, Bigotry
Education
Extremism
Hate Crimes
Holocaust / Nazis
Holocaust Denial
Internet
Islamic Extremist
Israel / Middle-East
Militias
Nation Of Islam
Neo-Nazi / Skinheads
Religious Freedom, Church-State
Supreme Court
Terrorism: Domestic
Terrorism: International
United Nations
Vatican-Jewish Relations
Miscellaneous
 
Resources
Press Releases
Militia Watchdog Archives
Legislative Action Center
Regional Offices
Security for Community
 
Press ReleaseIsrael/Middle East
RULE
ADL Statement on Israelís Withdrawal from Lebanon

New York, NY, May 23, 2000ÖThe Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed strong solidarity with the State of Israel as it begins to move its troops from south Lebanon.

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:

We express our strong solidarity with the State of Israel as it begins its pullback from south Lebanon. This was an extremely difficult decision for Israel and the issues raised by the withdrawal are complex. We continue to be concerned for Israelís northern population, for continuing terrorist activity on the Lebanese-Israeli border, and for the conditions of Lebanese civilians and of Israelís allies in south Lebanon. Already, Israeli civilians in northern Israel are under siege from Iranian and Syrian-supported Hezbollah forces that are rapidly taking over southern Lebanon.

Now that Israel has made this difficult move and is in full accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 425, we call on the international community to do its part. The international community must stand behind Israel and recognize that Israel has the fundamental right to protect its citizens. It must be made clear to Syria that its actions in Lebanon over the next period will be a test of the seriousness of its protestations that it is seeking peace with Israel. It must be made clear that the stability of Lebanon lies in Syrian hands.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.



 
 
Home | Search | About ADL | Contact ADL | Privacy Policy

© 2013 Anti-Defamation League