Reversing the UN’s Anti-Israel Bias
The UN was founded on the principle of the sovereign equality of all states, regardless of size. But it has treated one state differently and unjustly—Israel.
AJC has relentlessly sought to counter the UN’s systemic bias against Israel by showing the truth about the Jewish state, advocating for Israel’s permanent and equal status in UN regional groups, and shining a glaring spotlight on the world body’s unfair treatment of Israel.
AJC Project Interchange brings groups of UN ambassadors from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Australia to experience Israel firsthand. As AJC Jerusalem Director Avital Leibovich puts it, “There is no substitute for entering a terror tunnel, standing on the Syrian border or meeting with Arab Israeli leaders. No media outlet or academic content can be equivalent to this experience."
Long-term, Strategic Advocacy
Membership on the UN’s committees and agencies, including the UN Security Council, is allotted among five regional groups of states—Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Latin America-Caribbean, and West Europe and Others (WEOG). For decades, Israel was denied entry into the Asia-Pacific group by Arab and Muslim states. Through patient and sustained advocacy, AJC played a key role in getting Israel admitted to WEOG in New York in 2000. The New York Times noted that AJC “led the campaign” using “quiet diplomacy at the UN and European capitals.” Since then, AJC has helped Israel gain admission to other crucial UN groups, notably to WEOG in Geneva, home to the UN Human Rights Council, long a hotbed of anti-Israel activity.
AJC’s UNjustUN campaign details the systemic, egregious anti-Israel bias at the world body and its disproportionate condemnation of the Jewish state. Visit the UNjustUN.org webpage to get the facts, and sign AJC’s petition to the President of the UN Human Rights Council urging that Israel be treated fairly.