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CAIR Says Veto of U.N. Resolution to Protect Jerusalem ‘Further Isolates America on the World Stage’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/19/2017) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said the decision of the United States to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to be withdrawn.

All 14 other Security Council members voted in favor of the resolution, which expressed “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem.”

The United Nations General Assembly will hold an emergency special session on Thursday to address Trump’s Jerusalem policy change.

SEE: After U.S. veto, U.N. General Assembly to Meet on Jerusalem Status (Reuters)

In a statement reacting to the veto, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:

“By ordering the veto of this mild and balanced resolution, the Trump administration further isolates America on the world stage and signals the counterproductive withdrawal of our nation from any role as a neutral mediator to bring peace and justice to the region.”

CAIR has called on Americans of all backgrounds to contact their elected representatives to oppose Trump’s “reckless” change of policy on Jerusalem.

CAIR Action Alert: Contact Your Elected Representatives About Jerusalem

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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