ACT NOW - Urgent Petition to New UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres

Simon Wiesenthal Center
Sign the SWC’s Petition to UN Secretary General António Guterres

January 10, 2017

Later this week, US Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to attend the Paris Mideast ‘Peace conference.’ There are fears that the Paris conclave is just another excuse to bash Israel and perhaps even set the stage for yet another anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations Security Council.

It may be business as usual for those living in a diplomatic bubble, but Israelis have to deal with everyday reality. Just days ago there was another horrific terror attack in Jerusalem, leaving four young Israelis dead and many others maimed and injured. This after UN Security Council passed resolution 2334 which identifies Israeli communities in Jerusalem and on the West Bank as the impediment to peace, and which says, in effect, that the Western Wall and the Temple Mount stands on ‘stolen’ Palestinian land – with no mention of Palestinian terrorism, Hamas’ terror tunnels, its genocidal hate, burgeoning arsenal of tens of thousands of rockets targeting the heartland of the Jewish state, or its anti-Semitic brainwashing of Palestinian children.

Photo: January 8, 2017-Distributing sweets in Gaza immediately following the truck attack that killed 4 Israeli soldiers.

In 2016 alone, Israel was targeted by 20 UN General Assembly resolutions, while there were only four resolutions aimed at all other nations combined. This is not a prescription for peace, but for Israel’s demise.

We are asking you to raise your voice in protest and join with the Wiesenthal Center in signing the enclosed Petition to the new UN Secretary-General, António Guterres urging him to instruct the UN’s agencies to stop demonizing the Jewish State and its people and to stop the travesty of UN agencies denying the foundations of Judaism and Jewish history.

We need you to demand that the UN:
  • Stop singling out Israeli settlements as the reason for the stalled peace process when the real issue is ongoing and deadly Palestinian terrorism led by Hamas.
  • Stop the travesty of re-writing of history by UN agencies – who voted to deny that the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, Rachel’s Tomb and the Tomb of the Patriarchs are key parts of the Jewish people’s history and heritage - libelously relabeling them as Muslim.
  • Denounce, not endorse, anti-peace Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions moves, none of which help a single Palestinian.
It’s time for the new UN leader to lead the way in halting the non-stop hypocrisy and outright lies at the UN. If there is no change, it will call into question whether taxpayers should continue to pour billions into paying for these dangerous fiascos.

We need your help to push back against the UN’s dangerous double-standard and to stand firm in support of Israel and the dignity of the Jewish people.

Rabbi Marvin Hier
Dean and Founder
 
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