In case you have any doubts about how the United Nations views Israel – and the United States – please consider the following, from Anders Hagstrom’s article at dailycaller.com:
Days after Trump’s announcement (to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem), the U.N. voted 128 to 9 to condemn him — just the most recent in the U.N.’s long history of singling out Israel for criticism. In response, America’s U.N. Ambassador, Nikki Haley, made a veiled threat, pointing out the U.S. contributes more money to the U.N. than any other country, and promising the U.S. would remember where countries fell on the embassy vote. (RELATED: The First US Embassy Signs Are Up In Jerusalem)
The U.N.’s dislike for Israel is obvious. The General Assembly adopted 26 resolutions that criticized a country in 2016 — of which 20 were directed at Israel. Ten critical resolutions were issued in a single day, including language that condemned “acts of violence, destruction, harassment, provocation and incitement by Israeli settlers” in what the General Assembly called “Occupied Palestinian Territory.”
In 2016, the U.N. World Heritage Committee claimed Muslims — not Jews — hold a prior claim to the Temple mount, despite King Solomon and the Jewish people building the temple more than 1,600 years before the birth of Islam.
Genocide is being committed all over the world. Syria’s civil war, between two equally bad sides, has resulted in an estimated 400,000 – 500,000 dead with millions fleeing the country. North Koreans starve in the street. Yemen and Libya barely even qualify as countries anymore, with virtually no functioning government and rule of law in much of both countries defined as whoever is the most violent warlord. African intra-country warfare is a cliché.
But 20 of 26 UN condemnations – that’s 77% – of all UN condemnations for the entire world – are against Israel; a country which, aside for dealing with neighboring mortal enemies trying to vaporize it, operates internally as a peaceful country, with an Arab population of close to 20% who enjoy rights and privileges they cannot get in any Arab country in the world.
As for the UN claim that the Temple Mount has no Jewish claim? Wow. Do the Jew-haters over there also think that Walt Disney has no claim on Mickey Mouse?
Let me end with a question I have asked before, and will keep asking unless and until things change (which they won’t): why are we still in this ridiculous parody of what the United Nations was originally created to be?
The day we announce we’re leaving, and forming a new international organization, comprised of Democracies and countries with at least minimal criteria for human rights, will be a very happy day for me.