WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), today called on President Obama to follow through on the U.S. promise to veto any resolution granting the Palestinian Authority statehood at the United Nations Security Council.
"This push to recognize the Palestinian Authority as a sovereign state not only violates international law and the United Nation's own charter, but represents a grave danger for Israel," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. "What is most troubling is the fact that the Palestinian Authority has embraced Hamas - a terrorist organization that vows to destroy Israel. Granting the Palestinian Authority statehood is not the answer and would only result in more turmoil and violence in the Middle East. We're calling on the United States to stand with our strongest ally, Israel, and veto any measure granting statehood to the terrorist-backed Palestinian Authority at the U.N. Security Council, something it has promised to do."
The ACLJ, which has long defended the nation of Israel, has implemented a global strategy with legal and legislative teams working on the issue at the United Nations, in Europe, and in Israel.
And the ACLJ is mobilizing thousands of Americans, urging them to sign on to its petition urging the President Obama and the Secretary of State Clinton to back Israel and reject any bid for statehood for the Palestinian Authority.
Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice focuses on constitutional and international law and is based in Washington, D.C. on online at aclj.org.
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