OU Applauds Unanimous Approval of Resolution by House Committee Condemning Incitement within Palestinian Authority

22 Oct 2015

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the unanimous approval by the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs of H. Res. 293, a bipartisan resolution that expresses “strong condemnation” of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement within the Palestinian Authority.

Sponsored by Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL), the resolution also urges President Abbas and Palestinian Authority officials to “discontinue all official incitement” and directs the U.S. Department of State to monitor the Palestinian Authority for “official incitement against Jews and the State of Israel.”

“This resolution is a strong statement of support for Israel and her citizens who are enduring this ongoing wave of violence and terrorism against innocent Jews going about their daily routines,” said Nathan Diament, Executive Director for Public Policy for the Orthodox Union.

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