STATEMENTS IN RESPONSE TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL'S REPORT ON ISRAEL
The @amnesty report labeling #Israel an apartheid state should be condemned by all.— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) February 1, 2022
This report is inflammatory and undermines efforts to achieve lasting peace and coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians. https://t.co/U8JGTeBNPj
The report released today by @AmnestyUK is part of a concerted campaign to delegitimize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state. It totally mischaracterizes Israel, distorts the meaning of apartheid, contradicts the notion of promoting human rights & should be utterly rejected. pic.twitter.com/SjryAiZtqX— Ambassador Michael Herzog (@AmbHerzog) February 1, 2022
Jewish Federations strongly condemn Amnesty International UK’s report that promulgates false claims against the Jewish state, irresponsibly distorts international law, and advances hateful and disparaging rhetoric associated with age-old antisemitic tropeshttps://t.co/ofQ9G6hqAU pic.twitter.com/EixCO0kS5O— The Jewish Federations of North America (@jfederations) February 1, 2022
This report goes beyond criticizing Israeli policies to painting its creation as a Jewish state as illegitimate & immoral. As we saw last May, unhinged rhetoric leads to unhinged actions; @amnesty must accept responsibility for the damage this will do to Jews around the world. https://t.co/SzA68wJMH8— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) January 31, 2022
“To equate the liberal democratic State of Israel with the system of apartheid in South Africa is nothing short of a canard, a libel.”— American Jewish Committee (@AJCGlobal) January 30, 2022
🔴 WATCH: @DavidHarrisAJC debunks the shameful and false upcoming report from Amnesty International UK that labels Israel an "apartheid state." pic.twitter.com/DQ70lpARDs
US Jewish Organizations reject @AmnestyUK's biased + one-sided report as an unbalanced, inaccurate, and incomplete review that inexplicably focuses on one aim: to demonize + delegitimize the State of Israel. https://t.co/WFwHIK5V0U @AJCGlobal @ADL @BnaiBrith @AIPAC @jfederations— Conf Of Presidents (@Conf_of_Pres) January 31, 2022
Let’s be clear: Israel is not an apartheid state.— Rep. Shontel Brown (@RepShontelBrown) February 2, 2022
Any mischaracterizations otherwise attempt to delegitimize Israel, a robust democracy, and will only serve to fuel rising antisemitism.
I will always advocate for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship founded on our shared values.
Rabbinical Assembly & USCJ Reject Amnesty International's False Claims on Israel
Posted on: Tuesday February 1, 2022
In response to an upcoming Amnesty International-UK report that falsely labels Israel as an apartheid state and seeks to delegitimize and even criminalize the existence of Israel as the Jewish homeland, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) and the Rabbinical Assembly (RA) have issued the following statement:
I strongly condemn the false and dangerous report from Amnesty International.— Congressman Mike Carey (@RepMikeCarey) February 2, 2022
Israel is a beacon of democracy, not an apartheid state.
I am proud to stand with Israel and against antisemitic groups like @amnesty 🇺🇸🇮🇱https://t.co/owBRym1JrW
I stand with Israel. 🇺🇸 🇮🇱— Warren Davidson (@WarrenDavidson) February 2, 2022
Those, like @amnesty, seeking to destabilize Israel are really targeting the necessary, historically Jewish homeland - some of the world's most persecuted people.https://t.co/KumlgX8liT via @WSJOpinion
It is shameful for @amnesty International to label #Israel an apartheid state. I condemn it in the strongest possible terms. Demonization & delegitimization of one of our closest allies is an impediment to meaningful efforts to bring stability to the Middle East. #StandWithIsrael— Matt Dolan (@dolan4ohio) February 10, 2022