Israelis like to celebrate November 29 as a pre-Independence Day holiday, because that was the day when the newly established United Nations voted to approve a Jewish State. I don’t consider that act to be all that worthy of our celebration for a couple of reasons.
- One is that even though a majority of the members of the time did vote to approve a Jewish State, none of them was willing to do anything at all to ensure that the Jewish State would actually exist or survive the onslaught of Arab armies and terrorists which tried to destroy it.
- The second reason is that we did and do not need the approval of international bodies for our legitimacy, our existence. We owe our survival and existence to G-d and only G-d. Our victories go against all logic and rules of warfare.
These two points must be remembered.
Very soon after the establishment of the State of Israel, the United Nations quickly established an organization to fully support those Arabs who claimed to be refugees, displaced by the State of Israel, UNRWA. Unlike all other refugee support groups, this one has made it its aim to perpetuate the refugee status and privileges of the people housed in their camps. All other refugee support groups aim to get the refugees settled in new productive lives in new homes and locations. So it’s very, very, very clear that the United Nations, contrary to that November 29th vote is really out to sabotage the State of Israel.
The United Nations Relief and Work Agency is the only UN refugee agency dedicated to a single group of people. It is the only agency that designates individuals as original refugees if they lived in the area for a minimum of two years, that acknowledges the descendants of original refugees as refugees as well, and the only one that actively encourages its clients to act on their “right of return.”
Since WWII, 50 million people have been displaced by armed conflict.
The Palestinian people are the only ones in history to receive this special treatment.
No doubt this is based on an obvious anti-Israel bias. They are counting on Israel to be destroyed, G-d forbid. I honestly don’t understand why Israel continues membership in the United Nations, an international organization that is doing all it can to undermine and destroy the State of Israel.
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