“With great power comes great responsibility.” These were the words spoken by Sir Winston Churchill in 1906 and still ring true today. One would expect the United Nations, a deliberative body dedicated to upholding peace, security, and human rights, established in the shadow of the Second World War, where 60 million people lost their lives to epitomise this principle.
Sadly, this is not the case. As Academic Director of Reichman University’s Model United Nations (MUN) society, I cannot stand behind the 125 UN resolutions from the General Assembly since 2015, disproportionately condemning the world’s only Jewish State. While I believe in the core mission of the UN, the flagrant perversion of international law and the double standards present in its judgment is deeply concerning to me. How can we trust the UN to be a credible voice for human rights, peace, and security when it gets the topic of Israel so very wrong?
By Ludovic Courtès – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,