It’s a high-stakes showdown at the United Nations. The Palestinian Authority is pushing for complete statehood -- a move that not only violates international law and the U.N.'s own charter, but represents grave danger to Israel. The Palestinian Authority has embraced Hamas as part of its government -- a terrorist organization that vows to destroy Israel.
The ACLJ has embarked on a global strategy to protect Israel -- with legal and legislative teams at the U.N. -- in New York City; Strasbourg, France; Geneva and Jerusalem. This is a critical moment for Israel; a U.N. vote is expected at the end of this week. We must stand with Israel now. Sign the ACLJ petition calling on the United States to veto any U.N. measure granting the terrorist-backed Palestinian Authority statehood.
To: President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton
The terrorist groups, Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (P.L.O.), lead the Palestinian government -- both have the stated mission of destroying Israel and the Jewish people. After continually rejecting peace talks with Israel, they have chosen the unprecedented course of asking the United Nations to designate the Palestinian Authority as a sovereign state.
The U.N. admits existing nations to the international diplomatic community; it does not create nations. If it acts to create a terrorist-led Palestinian state -- with full membership at the U.N. -- it will not only violate its own charter, but international law as well.
The United States can act to stop this. The United States must keep its promise and veto the creation of the terrorist-led Palestinian state when it reaches the U.N. Security Council.