The United Nations is often guilty of a clear anti-Israel bias. There are countless examples of this: This past December, at one General Assembly Session, 20 resolutions condemning Israel were passed, with six resolutions condemning all the countries in the rest of the world combined. Some of those 20 resolutions had been proposed by none other than Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad. The Human Rights Council is one of the worst offenders, having condemned Israel more times than the rest of the world combined. The former UN Secretary, Ban Ki Moon, admitted that Israel does face discrimination and bias at the UN.
But this week, the UN was called out for its bias by new US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley. When she emerged from the monthly Security Council meeting on the Middle East, she spoke to reporters, and issued a blistering critique of what had just occurred; she said that the meeting was “A bit strange,” as they ignored the true threats in the region – Iran, Hezbollah and Bashar Al-Assad, and instead only criticized the one true democracy in the region — Israel.
Haley then went on to say that the US will not allow this bias to go unchallenged, and that, “We will never repeat the terrible mistake of Resolution 2334, and allow one-sided Security Council Resolutions to condemn Israel.”
Hopefully Ambassador Haley can help bring to light the UN’s outrageous bias (unfortunately, her speech this week was not widely covered by the press) and begin bringing an end the shameful anti-Israel bias that harms the credibility of the UN.
Contributed by Aron White, CAMERA intern