Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV Denounces Lack of U.S. Veto on anti-Israel Resolution

Winter 2016

The State of Israel was officially established on May 14, 1948. That very same day, President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation – beginning nearly seventy years of United States cooperation and support of the only true democracy in the Middle East.

Until recently the United States has been a strong partner of Israel both materially and diplomatically, and rebuffed numerous attempts by the United Nations to condemn Israel.

On Friday, December 23rd, for the first time in nearly four decades, the United States abstained and thus failed to veto a United Nations Security Council Resolution condemning Israeli settlements. The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America strongly condemns the current administration for this act.

Jerusalem does not belong to the Palestinians, who have continuously refused to recognize Israel's existence. The land of Israel is the Jewish homeland, and has been for over three thousand years. To ignore the Jews' right to their homeland is to agree that Jews should be swept to the sea.

The implications of the failure to veto this resolution is concerning regarding Israel's legal right to exist. The Arab block and the United Nations consistently seek to undermine Israel's ability to live in peace.

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States urges the Executive Branch of our government to repair our long-standing relationship with Israel and continue to recognize, support, and defend Israel’s right to exist and thrive as the Jewish homeland.

God Bless the United States of America.

About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is one of oldest active veterans’ organizations in America. JWV is dedicated to upholding America’s democratic traditions and fighting bigotry, prejudice, injustice, and discrimination of all kinds. As a national organization, JWV represents the voice of America’s Jewish veterans on issues related to veterans’ benefits, foreign policy, and national security. JWV also commits itself to the assistance of oppressed Jews worldwide.

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