November 22, 2012

Israel and the United Nations

The USA needs to stop funding the United Nations. It does not work.
From Claudia Rosett comes a series of letters from the Israeli Ambassador to the UN Security Council:

Letters of Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Security Council
Now that Israel is fighting back against the rocket-launching Iranian-backed terrorists of Gaza, the United Nations has swung into a frenzy of activity, calling for immediate measures to stop the violence and end the crisis. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has rushed to the Middle East, the High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is firing off press releases to say she is “appalled” and “extremely concerned.” The Security Council has held an emergency closed meeting … and so on.

What a contrast to the UN response earlier this year, when for month after month, the terrorists of Hamas-controlled Gaza fired rockets into Israel, and while Israel complied with the UN’s demands for “restraint,” Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, pleaded with the Security Council to condemn the terrorist assaults on his country.

Excerpts from the letters:

February 27, 2012
Since I last wrote to you, ten days ago, ten more rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli communities.

March 13, 2012
More than 75 rockets have been fired into Israeli communities from Gaza in the past day. More than 250 rockets have been fired since last Friday. That’s one rocket every twenty minutes…
Yet, the Security Council has uttered zero words of condemnation of these attacks… It is time for the Security Council to speak with one voice against the terrorism that continues to flow from Gaza.

May 10, 2012 (this was not a letter, but part of a statement to the Security Council)
In southern Israel, terrorists from Gaza — sponsored by Iran — continue to rain down rockets on 1 million Israeli civilians. One rocket that explodes in the wrong place at the wrong time could ignite a dangerous escalation in our region. Yet the Council has not condemned the rocket fire. It has not uttered a single word.

Six more — the Security Council did nothing. Much more at the site.

Posted by DaveH at November 22, 2012 12:17 PM
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