Is Israel, a nation not much bigger than New Jersey, somehow committing more atrocities than the rest of the world combined? That’s the impression one would get if they only looked at whom the U.N. is choosing to condemn. Just take a look at the stats from last year, when the U.N. General Assembly passed five times more resolutions against Israel than against North Korea, Syria, Russia, Iran, and the rest of world put together.
Israel was also singled out for the following condemnations, while no other nations received the same treatment:
- The World Health Organization condemned only one country as a violator of people’s “mental, physical and environmental health”: Israel.
- U.N. Women named only one violator of women’s rights: Israel.
- The International Labor Organization condemned only one violator of labor rights: Israel.
If that isn’t evidence of bias, I don’t know what is.
It also goes without saying that the U.N. wasn’t too pleased when President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The United Nations Security Council called for the declaration to be withdrawn, with the U.S. vetoing that call. The U.N. draft resolution affirmed “that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council.”
That was the first veto cast by the U.S. in over six years, and the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley made it clear that there would be a price to pay for putting the U.S. in that position.
As Breitbart reported,
United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the US will be “taking names” of countries that support a draft resolution rejecting President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, set for a General Assembly vote Thursday.
Turkey and Yemen requested the urgent meeting of the 193-nation forum on behalf of the Arab group of countries and the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) after the US vetoed the measure in the Security Council. The two countries circulated a draft resolution that mirrors the vetoed measure, reaffirming that any decision on the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be rescinded.
Egypt had put forward the draft, which was backed by all 14 other Security Council members in a vote on Monday. Like the Egyptian draft, the text before the assembly does not explicitly mention Trump’s decision but expresses “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem.”
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