Press Release: CIJA Response to Vote at the U.N.

For Immediate Release

December 21, 2017

Ottawa, ON — Today the United Nations adopted A/ES-10/L.22. Canada abstained. In response, CIJA Chair, David J. Cape, issued the following:

“Today’s vote is the latest effort by Israel’s detractors and enemies to use the U.N. to demonize the only democracy in the Middle East. As Canada noted in its explanation of vote, this resolution does nothing to advance prospects for the peace that Israelis have, time and again, sought with their neighbours. 

“We note with appreciation that Canada acknowledged the link between the Jewish people and Jerusalem and correctly described the resolution as one-sided and unhelpful. That said, we would have preferred for Canada to have voted no in order to send a clear message that it rejects continued efforts to use the U.N. as a platform to attack, de-legitimize, vilify, and isolate Israel.”


The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada.

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