Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein released the following statement:ZOA strongly condemns President Biden, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield, and U.S. Deputy Ambassador to the UN Richard Mills for refusing to oppose the one-sided, illegitimate, dangerous UN Resolution A/C.4/75/L.9, which calls for a so-called “Right of Return” (“repatriation”) or compensation to Palestinian Arab refugees.
This so-called “right of return” could destroy Israel as a Jewish State. The resolution is aimed at overrunning Israel with millions of alleged descendants of the 360,000 alleged “Palestinian Arab refugees” who left Israel in 1948, when six Arab nations invaded Israel to try to destroy the newly-reconstituted State of Israel, and to murder Israel’s Jewish population.
The Arab nations and the Arab High Command created the “Palestinian Arab refugees” by going to war and persuading Arabs living in Israel to leave their homes to get out of the way of the battle, to enable the Arab armies to slaughter the Jews unimpeded. For instance, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Said declared: “We will smash the country with our guns and obliterate every place the Jews seek shelter in. The Arabs should conduct their wives and children to safe areas until the fighting has died down.”
Thus, by refusing to oppose a UN Resolution that would ultimately destroy the Jewish State, the Biden Administration has become a partner with those seeking Israel’s destruction!
The resolution also called for funding UNRWA – the bloated, Hamas-infested agency that hides rockets for Hamas and teaches Palestinian Arab children to hate and aspire to murder Jews. The Biden administration sent UNRWA more than $318 million and $400 million to the terrorist dictatorship of the Palestinian Authority this year.
This dangerous UN resolution also ignored that Arab nations pogrommed and expelled close to a million Jews who had lived in Arab countries for thousands of years. The Jewish refugees had to flee for their lives and never received compensation for their lands, homes and businesses. Israel resettled the Jewish refugees in Israel, but Arab nations refused to resettle the Palestinian Arab refugees that the Arabs created. Instead, the Palestinian Arab refugees are being used to try to overrun and destroy Israel.
The Trump administration voted against such anti-Israel resolutions, and stopped funding UNRWA and the Palestinian Authority terrorist regime. It is frightening that the Biden administration has returned to the Obama-Biden administration’s anti-Israel voting and funding pattern. ZOA urges the Biden administration to apologize for this dangerous antisemitic Israelophobic action and promise to rectify it. ZOA also urges other Jewish groups to immediately speak out against this horror.