The United Nations' Hanukkah gift to Israel.
Last Friday, the United Nations General Assembly convened and passed 6 anti-Israel resolutions. The bias of the UN is evident both by the lack of substance and truth these resolutions contain, and the fact that vastly fewer resolutions are passed condemning actual human-rights abusers. Even more shocking though, is just how many nations support and abstain from voting on these resolutions. The table below shows how many nations were for, against, or abstained from voting on these despicable resolutions.
Each resolution condemned Israel’s actions and positions.
The organization UN Watch analyzed each of the resolutions and published a report. The Golan resolution expressed “[Deep Concern] that Israel has not withdrawn from the Syrian Golan, which has been under occupation since 1967…” It ignores Israel’s legal right to the land, as well as the security situation and the massacres currently taking place in Syria.
The Jerusalem resolution, “Implies that Israeli administration of Jerusalem hinders freedom of religion when in fact the opposite is true.” The truth is that Israel guarantees freedom of religion in all places that it controls. It is only on the Temple Mount, which is under Muslim control – which the resolution refers to using only the Islamic term Haram al-Sharif – that freedom of religion is restricted. Here the UN is ignoring the facts and denying the connection the Jewish people have to Jerusalem, their eternal capital.
In the other 4 resolutions, the UN addressed Palestinian issues. In typical UN fashion, these resolutions are filled with anti-Israel language and blame Israel for the lack of peace. These resolutions also reaffirm the United Nations’ position that Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria are illegal.
Just like the Syrian-Greeks over two thousand years ago, most of the nations of the world are standing against Israel – only because it is the Jewish State. They want Israel’s Jewish identity erased. But it is Israel’s Jewish identity that has made it into a beacon of light and freedom. And, just as in the days of the Maccabees and the first celebration of Hanukkah, the truth will prevail today as well.