AJIRI Reports on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

AJIRI #57: The UN Security Council Adopts Resolution 2334 with the U.S. Abstaining

Another Case Reflecting the Anti-Israel Culture of the UN The purpose of the United Nations, as set forth in Chapter I, Article 1, is to “maintain internation …
US Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel

Why the U.S. Embassy is in Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem – The Washington Post

Letter to the Editor of the Washington Post, published December 24, 2016. Regarding the Dec. 14 World article “Moving embassy to Jerusalem is a ‘ver …

AJIRI #56: Fatah’s Reliance on the UN to Deliver an Arab State “from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea”

Refusal to accept the Existence of a Majority Jewish State On November 30, 2016, Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Fatah party, delivered a three-hour speech to th …
Marvin Kalb at Israel Under Siege

Marvin Kalb at Israel Under Siege

A talk by veteran journalist Marvin Kalb entitled The P…See the video
Ambassador Richard Schifter

Ambassador Richard Schifter

Former Ambassador Richard Schifter, Chairman of the Board of the American Jewish International Relations Institute (AJIRI), has had a distinguished career as a lawyer in Washington, D.C. and in government. Since 2005 he has s …

Stop the UN Program to Delegitimize Israel

A Strategy for shutting down the UN’s anti-Israel apparatus

For more than three decades, the United Nations has pursued actions to denigrate the United States and to delegitimize Israel. Year after year, nearly 25% of the UN General Assembly resolutions adopted by roll-call are directed against Israel and are opposed by the U.S. More serious than the number of resolutions is the content of these decisions, which establish the foundation and provide the funding for a year-round, worldwide anti-Israel propaganda campaign administered by the UN Secretariat’s Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR).

The planned attempt to have the United Nations declare a Palestinian State unilaterally, bypassing negotiations, and imposing the indefensible 1967 borders would constitute a grave threat to Israel, and it would not advance peace .…

Opponents of Israel recognize that the UN played a very effective role in delegitimizing the government of South Africa and overturning the apartheid regime. They are now using the UN’s anti-Israel apparatus in an effort to equate Israel with apartheid South Africa and to bring Israel down. As part of their strategy, the DPR has mobilized more than 1,000 non-governmental organizations, and encourages them to press for anti-Israel boycotts and divestment programs.

The latest outrage is the planned attempt to have the United Nations declare a Palestinian State unilaterallybypassing negotiations, and imposing the indefensible 1967 borders. Such action would constitute a grave threat to Israel, and it would not advance peace at all. It is also part of a concerted campaign to delegitimize Israel and invite sanctions and disinvestment (it is in short a clear attempt to turn Israel into the new South Africa). This is precisely the kind of pernicious mischief against Israel and against US interests that AJIRI was founded to combat.