Posted by: Morton A. Klein
July 27, 2006
News

ZOA Endorses John Bolton to Continue As Us Ambassador To The UN



New York – The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has announced its strong support for Ambassador John Bolton to continue his tenure as US Ambassador to the United Nations and strongly urged US Senators to confirm him in his post at the world body. Bolton is a career public servant and former Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.



ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “Ambassador Bolton has lived up to the high expectations that many people, including we at the ZOA, had of him when he was first nominated by the President last year. At the time, we said that Ambassador Bolton was a man of enormous integrity who would make an outstanding advocate for the interests of the United States at the UN and his term in that post only confirms this.



“During this period, Ambassador Bolton’s efforts led to the adoption by the UN Security Council of Resolutions 1672 and 1679, which established sanctions against Sudanese individuals implicated in crimes against humanity in Darfur and also serve to strengthen peace efforts there. He led the fight to limit the UN budget to $950 million for a six-month period in order to provide impetus for increased UN reform. He also fought to establish an ethics office within the UN and promoted much-needed oversight of UN operations.



“Ambassador Bolton has also been a good friend of Israel. His efforts resulted in the UN Security Council passing last November its first ever resolution condemning acts of terrorism committed against Israelis. When the Security Council failed to approve a resolution condemning a Palestinian terrorist attack upon Israeli civilians last December, Bolton took the world body to task and issued a condemnation in the name of the United States. He vetoed a number of anti-Israel resolutions in the Security Council concerning Israel’s military actions in Gaza and Lebanon. He also publicly repudiated those who have labeled Israel’s military actions excessive and disproportionate, saying Israel’s actions were “perfectly appropriate.”



“Ambassador Bolton has not shrunk from confronting the Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, over his conduct in attending a UN ‘Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People,’ at which a ‘Map of Palestine’ was prominently displayed from which Israel had been erased. He has also courageously followed up the issue of Israel-bashing within the United Nations system, sending a sharply-worded letter to the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, early this year threatening to cut funding to the United Nations if it continues to promote anti-Israel events. He has not accepted the notion that the US must follow politics of the lowest common denominator at the UN.



“Ambassador Bolton’s fight against international terrorism has been relentless. He has been responsible for creating a new partnership with Interpol to strengthen sanctions against Al-Qaeda. He has pressed for tougher action to suspend Iran’s uranium enrichment activities. He has also led the fight against North Korea, being instrumental in the passage of Security Council Resolution 1675 taking a stand against North Korean missile launchings. This is the strongest statement against North Korea in ten years and thanks to Ambassador Bolton’s efforts, it passed unanimously.



“Ambassador Bolton distinguished himself in previous dealings with the UN, being the driving force behind the revocation of the UN General Assembly’s 1975 ‘Zionism is racism’ Resolution in 1991. It is this achievement Bolton calls a ‘highlight of my career’ and one that removed ‘the greatest stain on the U.N.’s reputation.’



“The ZOA strongly urges the Senate to confirm the nomination of John Bolton, who has already proved an outstanding advocate of the interests of the US at the UN. He is a man of enormous courage, intelligence, knowledge, eloquence and integrity. We urge people to fax their Senators urging them to vote to confirm John Bolton as Ambassador to the United Nations.”



Below is a complete list of fax numbers for Senators to whom letters should be sent. Full contact information for Senators is obtainable at:



http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


Senator Lisa Murkowski (R- AK) 202-224-5301
Senator Ted Stevens (R- AK) 202-224-2354
Senator Jeff Sessions (R- AL) 202-224-3149
Senator Richard C. Shelby (R- AL) 202-224-3416
Senator Mark Pryor (D- AR) 202-228-0908
Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln (D- AR) 202-228-1371
Senator Jon Kyl (R- AZ) 202-224-2207
Senator John McCain (R- AZ) 202-228-2862
Senator Barbara Boxer (D- CA) 202-228-2382
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D- CA) 202-228-3954
Senator Ken Salazar (D- CO) 202-228-5036
Senator Wayne Allard (R- CO) 202-224-6471
Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (D- CT) 202-224-9750
Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D- CT) 202-224-1083
Senator Thomas R. Carper (D- DE) 202-228-2190
Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D- DE) 202-224-0139
Senator Mel Martinez (R- FL) 202-228-5171
Senator Bill Nelson (D- FL) 202-228-2183
Senator Johnny Isakson (R- GA) 202-228-0724
Senator Saxby Chambliss (R- GA) 202-224-0103
Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D- HI) 202-224-2126
Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D- HI) 202-224-6747
Senator Tom Harkin (D- IA) 202-224-9369
Senator Charles E. Grassley (R- IA) 202-224-6020
Senator Mike Crapo (R- ID) 202-228-1375
Senator Larry E. Craig (R- ID) 202-228-1067
Senator Barack Obama (D- IL) 202-228-4260
Senator Richard J. Durbin (D- IL) 202-228-0400
Senator Evan Bayh (D- IN) 202-228-1377
Senator Richard G. Lugar (R- IN) 202-228-0360
Senator Pat Roberts (R- KS) 202-224-3514
Senator Sam Brownback (R- KS) 202-228-1265
Senator Jim Bunning (R- KY) 202-228-1373
Senator Mitch McConnell (R- KY) 202-224-2499
Senator David Vitter (R- LA) 202-228-5061
enator Mary Landrieu (D- LA) 202-224-9735
Senator John F. Kerry (D- MA) 202-224-8525
Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D- MA) 202-224-2417
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D- MD) 202-224-8858
Senator Paul S. Sarbanes (D- MD) 202-224-1651
Senator Susan Collins (R- ME) 202-224-2693
Senator Olympia Snowe (R- ME) 202-224-1946
Senator Debbie A. Stabenow (D- MI) 202-228-0325
Senator Carl Levin (D- MI) 202-224-1388
Senator Norm Coleman (R- MN) 202-224-1152
Senator Mark Dayton (D- MN) 202-228-2186
Senator Jim Talent (R- MO) 202-228-1518
Senator Christopher S. Bond (R- MO) 202-224-8149
Senator Trent Lott (R- MS) 202-224-2262
Senator Thad Cochran (R- MS) 202-224-9450
Senator Conrad R. Burns (R- MT) 202-224-8594
Senator Max Baucus (D- MT) 202-224-0515
Senator Richard Burr (R- NC) 202-228-2981
Senator Elizabeth Dole (R- NC) 202-224-1100
Senator Byron L. Dorgan (D- ND) 202-224-1193
Senator Kent Conrad (D- ND) 202-224-7776
Senator Ben Nelson (D- NE) 202-228-0012
Senator Chuck Hagel (R- NE) 202-224-5213
Senator John Sununu (R- NH) 202-228-4131
Senator Judd Gregg (R- NH) 202-224-4952
Senator Robert Menendez (D- NJ) 202-228-2197
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D- NJ) 202-228-4054
Senator Jeff Bingaman (D- NM) 202-224-2852
Senator Pete V. Domenici (R- NM) 202-228-0900
Senator John Ensign (R- NV) 202-228-2193
Senator Harry Reid (D- NV) 202-224-7327
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D- NY) 202-228-0282
Senator Charles Schumer (D- NY) 202-228-3027
Senator George Voinovich (R- OH) 202-228-1382
Senator Mike DeWine (R- OH) 202-224-6519
Senator Tom Coburn (R- OK) 202-224-6008
Senator James M. Inhofe (R- OK) 202-228-0380
Senator Gordon Smith (R- OR) 202-228-3997
Senator Ron Wyden (D- OR) 202-228-2717
Senator Rick Santorum (R- PA) 202-228-0604
Senator Arlen Specter (R- PA) 202-228-1229
Senator Lincoln D. Chafee (R- RI) 202-228-2853
Senator Jack Reed (D- RI) 202-224-4680
Senator James DeMint (R- SC) 202-228-5143
Senator Lindsey Graham (R- SC) 202-224-3808
Senator John R. Thune (R- SD) 202-228-5429
Senator Tim Johnson (D- SD) 202-228-5765
Senator Lamar Alexander (R- TN) 202-228-3398
Senator William H. Frist (R- TN) 202-228-1264
Senator John Cornyn (R- TX) 202-228-2856
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R- TX) 202-224-0776
Senator Robert F. Bennett (R- UT) 202-228-1168
Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R- UT) 202-224-6331
Senator George Allen (R- VA) 202-224-5432
Senator John W. Warner (R- VA) 202-224-6295
Senator James M. Jeffords (I- VT) 202-228-0776
Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D- VT) 202-224-3479
Senator Maria Cantwell (D- WA) 202-228-0514
Senator Patty Murray (D- WA) 202-224-0238
Senator Russell D. Feingold (D- WI) 202-224-2725
Senator Herb Kohl (D- WI) 202-224-9787
Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV (D- WV) 202-224-7665
Senator Robert C. Byrd (D- WV) 202-228-0002
Senator Michael Enzi (R- WY) 202-228-0359
Senator Craig Thomas (R- WY) 202-224-1724