There’s hypocrisy, and then there’s just blatant disrespect. Yesterday, we had a sincere case of the latter.
As Written By Allen B. West:
Nothing says I love you on your country’s birthday, than a big fat one-finger salute from that venerable collective gathering of despots, dictators, and autocrats known as the United Nations. And on the 69th anniversary of the modern day State of Israel’s birthday celebration, well, the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) showed just how much affinity it had for Israel.
As reported by the Jerusalem Post, With 23 countries abstaining and 3 absent altogether, the 58 board members gathered in Paris approved the resolution referred to as “occupied Palestine” with minority support. The UNESCO Executive Board is expected to ratify the resolution on Friday.
“The number of countries who support this absurd UNESCO resolution is getting smaller,” Netanyahu told the diplomatic corps at an Independence Day reception. It’s a significant shift from the passage of Jerusalem resolutions last year, with 33 nations approving a controversial anti-Israel text in April and 24 voting for it in October. With a determined effort it will be possible to whittle that number down further, “because there is no need for these types of votes in the UN,” Netanyahu said.
Israel had feared it would lose European support, particularly given that as a result of a German led effort, the 11 EU states on the board had met with the resolution’s Arab sponsors to work on a common language. But those efforts fell apart, when both Italy and the UK stated that they would oppose the measures while Sweden was bent on supporting it. Israel’s Ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama-HaCohen said that the Arab states were shocked on Tuesday to discover how badly the tide had turned against them.
The ten countries who opposed the measure were: The United States, Italy, UK, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Greece, Germany, Paraguay, Togo and the Ukraine. Among the countries that abstained were; Estonia, France, Slovenia, Spain, India, Japan, Kenya and Uganda. Countries that supported the measure included; Russia, Iran, South African, China and Brazil. The resolution was submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan on behalf of the Palestinian Authority.
The PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared the vote a victory for international law and a statement against Israel’s “occupation” in Jerusalem. The vote reaffirms the “centrality of Jerusalem to world heritage as well as the need to confront the dangers posed by the illegal practices of Israel, the occupying Power, in the City and elsewhere, which threaten the cultural and historical integrity of these invaluable sites.”
What you must deduce from the drop in numbers supporting a resolution against Israel is that we no longer have Barack Obama and his henchman, Samantha Power, there to rally support against Israel –such as we saw in the closing days of the Obama administration as his parting love tap to Prime Minister Netanyahu.
However, what is also telling is the fact that Russia and China voted for this resolution. This gives validity to the old Reagan mantra of “trust, but verify.” We continue to get massive quantities of lip service from Putin and Jinping about what they say they’ll do. But it’s quite obvious that their actions speak boldly in the opposite. Russia, along with Iran, who also supported this anti-Israeli resolution, isn’t serious about helping with the demise of Ilamic jihadism in the Middle East. Heck, that’s just about the biggest self-licking ice cream cone lie I’ve ever heard. That would mean Russia would assist in destroying Iran, the number one state sponsor of Islamic terrorism. And China, if they REALLY wanted the lil’ fat kid with the bad haircut to go away, he would have been gone years ago.
What’s also quite perplexing — no disconcerting — is that Egypt had a part in presenting this resolution. And to think we have an Air Force base in Qatar? Well, we also have bases in Turkey, which under Mr. Erdogan has taken a sure fire turn towards being an Islamo-fascist state. This vote should be very telling for our UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and President Trump. Considering the fact that the leader of the cool, suit-wearing jihadist group, Fatah, Mahmoud Abbas, is scheduled to meet with President Trump, there should be a very hardline stance against these shenanigans.
Jerusalem is the capitol of Israel. The fact that the Arabs didn’t like it and attacked taking over the city after the 1948 declaration of Independence means nothing. The nomadic Arabs referring to themselves as “Palestinians” had a country, Jordan, and a beautiful land and capitol, Amman. It’s time we stop placating and pacifying bad behavior, which will only begets further bad behavior. This whole episode about “Palestinians” has been a really bad …..
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