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Major Anti-Israel U.N. Effort May Be Coming

by Richard Schifter Published in the Washington Jewish Week, January 2, 2014 As the year 2014 begins, the Israeli/Palestinian peace negotiations sponsored by the United States have been unde …

Question of Palestine: Telling the Truth is a Revolutionary Act

Address to the United Nations General Assembly, Agenda Item 18 By Ambassador Ron Prosor, Israel’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations November 25, 2013 Thank you Mr. Presid …

Remarks by the Vice President to the AIPAC Policy Conference | The White House

...Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve stood shoulder to shoulder, a lot of us in this auditorium, defending the legitimate interest of Israel and our enduring commitment over the last 40 years.  …
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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor at the AIPAC Policy Conference

... Tonight we celebrate a friendship between two countries, simple in concept but mighty in force. This friendship is centered on commitment to community and dedication to faith. It values  …
Ambassador Schifter’s Remarks at Israel Under Siege

Ambassador Schifter’s Remarks at Israel Under Siege

Ambassador Schifter, Chairman of the Board of AJIRI, sp…See the video
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 …

AJIRI’s Strategy Can Foil the Hijacking of the UN to Delegitimize Israel

Many observers don’t know that the UN plays a central role in promoting the worldwide campaign to delegitimize Israel. So far, the US veto power has prevented Israel’s enemies from winning Security Council approval for an …

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.