NEW YORK, NY: – Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow and CEO Naomi Adler released the following statement in response to the United Nations’ Commission of Inquiry’s recently released report unfairly targeting Israel:
“The unprecedented, unending Commission of Inquiry targeting Israel is the latest example of how the UN Human Rights Council has become a mockery of its intended goals. This latest report is another attempt to undermine Israel’s legitimacy drafted by clearly biased members who do not meet UN standards of neutrality and impartiality, as they have repeatedly made offensive antisemitic statements and hostile comments about Israel’s right to exist. Hadassah stands with the Jewish community in calling for the UN to disband this biased Commission and we firmly believe the United States must not take part in its funding.”
Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With nearly 300,000 members, Associates and supporters, HWZOA brings women together to effect change and advocate on such critical issues as ensuring the security of Israel, combating antisemitism and promoting women’s health. Through the two hospitals of the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) in Jerusalem, HWZOA helps support both exemplary care for more than one million people every year and world-renowned medical research. HMO serves without regard to race, religion or nationality and earned a Nobel Peace Prize nomination in 2005 for building bridges to peace through medicine. Additionally, HWZOA supports several Youth Aliyah villages that set at-risk children in Israel on the path to a successful future. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org or follow Hadassah on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.