The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein and ZOA Director of Government Relations Dan Pollak released the following statement:
The ZOA praises and supports the bi-partisan letter sent by 68 U.S. Senators, led by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the Biden administration to “prioritize reversing the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)’s discriminatory and unwarranted treatment of Israel by leading a multinational effort in the Council and in the UN to end the permanent Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” ZOA opposed the U.S. returning to the UNHRC as long as they maintained their focus on criticizing Israel, but is pleased with the breadth of the Senate support to end the demonization of the Jewish State by that body.
ZOA urges the Senate to adapt the same bi-partisan spirit in opposing Iran’s terrorist activities and in stopping the Islamic Republic of Iran from achieving a military nuclear capability. Senators Cardin and Portman are praiseworthy for leading this effort on the UNHRC.
Joining Senators Cardin and Portman in the letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken include: Senators Chuck Schumer, Patrick Leahy, Jim Risch, Susan Collins, Gary Peters, Jacky Rosen, Chris Coons, John Boozman, Jerry Moran, Cory Booker, Ben Sasse, Ron Wyden, Chuck Grassley, Daniel Sullivan, Kevin Cramer, Lisa Murkowski, Marsha Blackburn, Bill Cassidy, Debbie Stabenow, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Maggie Hassan, Shelley Moore Capito, Joni Ernst, John Cornyn, Tim Scott, Sheldon Whitehouse, Dianne Feinstein, Joe Manchin, Bill Hagerty, Marco Rubio, Kirsten Sinema, Richard Blumenthal, Jon Tester, Mike Braun, Rick Scott, John Hoeven, Deb Fischer, Mike Rounds, Roger Marshall, John Kennedy, Mike Lee, Alex Padilla, Steven Daines, Lindsey Graham, Roger Wicker, Tammy Duckworth, Catherine Cortez Masto, Patty Murray, Michael Bennet, Tim Kaine, Mark Warner, John Thune, John Hickenlooper, Mark Kelly, Todd Young, Maria Cantwell, Jeanne Shaheen, Roy Blunt, Pat Toomey, Tommy Tuberville, Josh Hawley, Bob Casey, Amy Klobuchar, Raphael Warnock, Mike Crapo, and Kristen Gillibrand.