Oppose International Efforts to Delegitimize Israel

Every day, Israel faces unfair criticism from the United Nations, international organizations, and activists that seek to stigmatize, delegitimize and isolate the Jewish state. 

From the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to the broader Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Israel is under assault. On April 27, all 100 senators sent a letter to the U.N. Secretary General demanding an end to the U.N.’s anti-Israel bias. Authored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chris Coons (D-DE), the bipartisan letter urges the United Nations to “ensure Israel is treated neither better nor worse than any other U.N. member in good standing.” Please thank your senators for signing this bipartisan initiative. 

Key Points

 

What is happening at the United Nations? 


While the United Nations played a crucial role in the creation of Israel, U.N. history has been marked by persistent antagonism toward the Jewish state. Within the U.N. system, multiple bodies continue to promote an anti-Israel narrative. The U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is one of the most hostile, anti-Israel organizations in the U.N. system. The UNHRC dedicates an inordinate amount of effort to criticizing Israel, maintaining scrutiny of Israel as its only country specific standing agenda item.


How Do Global Efforts to Delegitimize the Jewish State Affect the Peace Process?


By eschewing direct bilateral peace talks, blacklisting companies, and threatening Israel with economic penalties, the UNHRC and the broader BDS movement undermine the prospects for peace. A solution is only possible if Palestinians are willing to join in direct talks with Israel towards the goal of two states—the Jewish State of Israel living in peace and security next to a demilitarized Palestinian state.

 

What is Congress Doing to Target Anti-Israel Bias at the United Nations?


On April 27, all 100 senators sent a bipartisan letter to U.N. Secretary General António Guterres demanding an end to the U.N.’s anti-Israel bias. Led by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chris Coons (D-DE), the letter states, “We are deeply committed to international leadership and to advancing respect for human rights. But continued targeting of Israel by the U.N. Human Rights Council and other U.N. entities is unacceptable. This situation must change. We urge you to engage member states in a comprehensive effort to directly confront and root out this bias.” 

 

How Can I Get Involved?


Please thank your senators for signing this bipartisan letter.

Contact Your Senators

Thank your senators for signing onto a bipartisan letter to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres demanding an end to the U.N.’s anti-Israel bias.

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