We need your help!
This is a follow-up to our previous post about the Palestinian plan to have the United Nations General Assembly approve the declaration of a unilateral Palestinian state in September.
The Israel Action Network (IAN), a partnership of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), is spearheading a massive campaign to counter this assault on Israel’s legitimacy. The aim of this campaign is not to prevent what will be an automatic majority in the UN General Assembly supporting pro-statehood resolution, but denying it credibility (and success) by pulling away as many countries as possible to vote against it or to abstain.
Here’s part of the action plan. In consultation with authoritative sources, a group of nations has been identified as key swing votes on a Palestinian statehood or related resolution. The current targets are: New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Singapore, Nigeria, Cameroon, Canada, Philippines, and all 27 members of the European Union.
We encourage targeted advocacy with these governments, including visiting local consulates, writing to ambassadors in Washington and at the UN, and discreetly encouraging individuals with special business, cultural and other ties to use their relationships. To assist in this task the IAN has prepared a list of relevant embassies, general consulates and missions and a sample (template) letter you can use.
Please contact at least one government. Your participation will make a difference. Thank you.
Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Federation of Springfield, Illinois