American Jewish Committee Calls on UN to Condemn Hamas Terrorism in Israel

New York, NY – October 9, 2023 – American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global advocacy organization for the Jewish people, is urging members of the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) to issue a condemnation of Hamas’s terror attack against Israel following the body’s emergency session Sunday. AJC welcomes statements from individual Member States expressing solidarity with Israel and urges key UN bodies and other multinational institutions to follow suit. 

“The global community needs to recognize the atrocities committed by Hamas in Israel as what they are – acts of terror and war crimes,” said AJC CEO Ted Deutch. “AJC welcomes the many statements of support for Israel from countries around the world and we are urging all UN Member States, including multiple Members of the Security Council, to unequivocally condemn these terrorists and the brutal attack on Israel and Israelis. Hamas is cruelly and deliberately targeting innocent Israeli civilians and has made clear that it does not care about the innocent Palestinians in Gaza who are suffering under its oppressive and corrupt rule and brutality.”

AJC is the global advocacy organization for the Jewish people. With headquarters in New York, 25 offices across the United States, 14 overseas posts, as well as partnerships with 38 Jewish community organizations worldwide, AJC’s mission is to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. For more, please visit