The United Nations’ biased approach towards Israel

Aug 9, 2016

The United Nations maintains an ongoing biased approach of elements of the UN towards Israel. Throughout the past few years, the UN, in various actions and policies has sadly reflected a biased policy against Israel.

Here are some of the most recent examples:

UN General Assembly: During the period between 2012 and 2015, a total of 83 resolutions against Israel were adopted, compared to 15 for the other 192 member states of the UN.

UN Security Council: During the first 4 months of 2016, the UN Security Council has expressed concern about terrorism in 12 countries; Israel was not one of them.

The UN Human Rights Council: In the 11 years since the establishment of the Council, Israel has been the subject of 73 resolutions and Special Sessions. The other 192 countries in the world have been the subject of only 271 resolutions and Special Sessions.

The World Health Organization – A one sided resolution was adopted by the organization in May 2016, accusing Israel of actions, which prevent proper medical care for Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza. The resolution was based on reports submitted by the UN Secretariat and UNRWA and disregarded the well-known facts regarding Israel’s delivery of high quality life-saving medical treatment to all in need, while failing to address the lack of access to medical supplies and treatment for the victims of full scale humanitarian disasters in Syria and other conflict zones.

The Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): On April 2016, UNESCO adopted a one sided and misleading resolution advocating that two ancient Jewish heritage locations are an integral part of “Palestine,” and called on Israel to end its illegal, archeological excavations.

The Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW): In March 2016, Israel was the only country singled out by name for criticism at the UNCSW annual meeting.

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA): An official ESCWA report of 2014 wrongly charged Israel with pursuing a policy of state sponsored “ethnic and religious purity” based on its desire to be recognized as a Jewish State; the report also endorsed an international boycott of Israeli products produced in the West Bank.

UN Leadership- UN policy against Israel is being led by the highest officials of the UN, including the UN Secretary General himself, Ban Ki-Moon, who said, in connection with Palestinian terrorism, that it is: ‘human nature to react to occupation which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism’ and that ‘Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of half a century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process’.

The latest example of prejudice at the U.N. is revealed in the recent June visit to Israel by the retiring U.N. Secretary, General Ban Ki-Moon at which time he choose to generate a few headlines calling Israel to “end the collective punishment blockade of Gaza”. In his words, Ki-moon has claimed that “the closure of Gaza suffocates its people, stifles its economy and impedes reconstruction effort, it is a collective punishment for which there must be accountability.” Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is misguided. He knows that the blockade is strategic to the safety of Israel and its people, and it does not impede humanitarian aid to Gaza via Israeli ports. In 2011, a report commissioned by the UN upheld the legality of the Gaza blockade. But Mr. Ki-Moon simply ignores it.

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