Defund The United Nations

Liberty Alerts, American Center for Law and Justice

As Palestinian Authority President Abbas spoke before the United Nations and discussed his request for being granted unilateral statehood, he called for a “Palestinian spring.” A “spring” for its partner, the terrorist group Hamas, whose stated mission is the destruction of Israel and for Muslims to “fight the Jews and kill them.”

Last Friday, the Palestinian Authority (PA) formally submitted its demand for statehood at the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council in violation of international law. Today, the Security Council is debating the request, and we must continue our vigorous defense of Israel.

The ACLJ has already deployed legal teams around the world in support of Israel to press the United Nations. Now, we are supporting legislation in Congress to defund the U.N. and any nation that votes to grant statehood to the terrorist-led government. Add your name to our petition to Congress. The message is simple and direct: If you grant Palestinian statehood, you lose U.S. funding.

Take action today; please sign the Petition to Defund the United Nations and Protect Israel.

We currently pay nearly a quarter of the U.N. general budget, and billions more on a voluntary basis. Last year alone, the U.S. contributed $7.7 billion to the U.N.

Every friend of Israel must continue to join us in this fight – it is far from over. Please share this petition on Facebook, Twitter, and via email with everyone you know who supports our critical ally in the War on Terror.

In lieu of a Security Council vote on Friday, The Quartet – the international group tasked with mediating the Middle East peace process made up of the U.S., U.N., European Union, and Russia – have called for renewed negotiations between Israel and the PA to begin within a month, with an aggressive schedule to reach an agreement by the end of 2012.

However, the U.N. Security Council is still scheduled to take up the Palestinians’ demand for unilateral recognition of statehood for consideration today. We must not allow the creation of a terrorist-led state on the border of Israel – a move that not only violates international law and previous peace agreements with Israel, but violates the U.N.’s own charter which states that membership is only available to peaceful states.

The terrorist-led Palestinian Authority is neither peaceful nor a state.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton told our national radio broadcast last week that there is a “surefire way to stop this, and that is to say if the General Assembly or any other U.N. body votes to declare Palestine a state, we will cut off funding to the U.N.”

That is exactly what we are urging Congress to do – defund the U.N. or any nation that votes to grant statehood to this terrorist-led state. Please stand with the ACLJ in urging Members of Congress and President Obama to support legislation that has already been proposed in Congress to defund the U.N.

Sign the ACLJ’s Petition to Defund the United Nations and Protect Israel today. If the Palestinian Authority is granted statehood recognition by the United Nations, rather than through negotiated peace with Israel, the United States must take action.

Thank you for standing with the ACLJ and Israel.

Used with the permission of the American Center for Law and Justice.