JNS: UN resolution imperiled hostage negotiations, Jewish leaders say
March 26, 2024

by Menachem Wecker in the Jewish News Syndicate

“Hamas’s stance clearly demonstrates its utter disinterest in a negotiated deal and attests to the damage done by the U.N. Security Council’s resolution,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Tuesday, referring to the terror organization’s “delusional demands.”

Some American Jewish leaders agreed with Netanyahu’s assessment of the council’s unanimous vote on Monday for a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire to the fighting between the Israel Defense Forces and Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip, brought on by the Hamas attacks in southern Israel on Oct. 7.

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Yaakov Menken, managing director of the Coalition for Jewish Values representing more than 2,000 traditional, Orthodox rabbis, told JNS that “it is too early to see precisely what Hamas will now do.”

“The resolution gives Hamas an obvious opening,” Menken said. “The resolution permits Hamas to point fingers at the Israelis for not ceasing their efforts to secure the release of the hostages as their reason for not releasing the hostages.”

“The U.N. resolution gets it backward in a way that is frankly evil,” Menken added.

See the full article in the Jewish News Syndicate

Photo Credit: Palestinian News & Information Agency (Wafa) in contract with APAimages on Wikimedia Commons

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