SWC: Abstention From Security Council Vote Joins Aleppo and Iran Nuclear Deal As Part of President Obama's Failed Middle East Legacy; Center Expresses Hope President Trump Immediately Moves US Embassy to Jerusalem

December 23, 2016

“Today’s abstention by the United States at the UN Security Council’s anti-Israel resolution will only make a negotiated peace in the Middle East much more difficult to achieve. Given the continued explosion of terrorist assaults around the world, the UN resolution should have demanded the end of Hamas’ presence as a prerequisite for a two-state solution,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Center’s Associate Dean.

“We appreciate the efforts of President-elect Trump to convince President Obama to veto the resolution and look forward to his immediately moving the US embassy to Jerusalem,” Wiesenthal Center officials concluded.

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