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We find it noteworthy, if not surprising, that with all the well-documented systematic human rights abuses committed by governments around the world – including, but not limited to, China, Cuba, Egypt, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Zimbabwe – not one resolution condemning any of them is planned by the UN General Assembly.
Yet last week the UNGA adopted six condemnatory resolutions against Israel and plans fifteen more by the end of its annual session this month.
One of the six resolutions already passed said Israel should return the Golan Heights to Syria. A second declared that Israel must cede its jurisdiction over Jerusalem. A third called for a peaceful settlement of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians but admonished Israel as the “occupying power” to “comply strictly with its obligations under international law.” (This despite the fact that the Security Council resolution ending the 1967 Six-Day War generally called for negotiations to resolve land disputes, which Israel has been prepared to do for decades and the Palestinians have not.)
Another resolution proclaimed 2014 the “International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People” and urged the GA’s Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People to “organize activities to be held during the year.”
Still another one praised the UN’s Division of Palestinian Rights for its role in “raising international awareness of the question of Palestine and the peace process.”
UN Watch has raised the monitoring of this sort of charade to a fine art. Its president, Hillel Neuer, captured the moment: “The UN’s drumbeat of excessive, disproportionate and one-sided condemnations of Israel causes polarization, threatens to push the parties further apart and is counterproductive to the already fragile peace process.”
We would only add that encouraging the Palestinians to embrace a fictive reality that allows them to dispense with any need to negotiate directly with Israel does them no favors.
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Am Yisrael is one family, filled with excruciating pain&sorrow for losing the 4 kedoshim of Har Nof
What is its message of the dreidel?” The complexity and hidden nature of history and miracles.
Police play down Arab terrorism as mere “violence” until the truth can no longer be hidden.
Obama obtained NO verifiable commitments from Cuba it would desist from acts prejudicial to the US
No one would deny that the program subjected detainees to less than pleasant treatment, but the salient point is, for what purpose?
For the past six years President Obama has consistently deplored all Palestinian efforts to end-run negotiations in search of a UN-imposed agreement on Israel.
It’s not an admiration. It is simply a kind of journalist fascination. It stands out, it’s different from more traditional Orthodoxy.
For Am Yisrael, the sun’s movements are subservient to the purpose of our existence.
Israelis now know Arab terrorism isn’t caused by Israeli occupation but by ending Israeli occupation
Anti-Semitism is a social toxin that destroys the things that people most cherish and enjoy.
Amb. Cooper highlighted the impact of the Chanukah/Maccabee spirit on America’s Founding Fathers
Zealousness has its place and time in Judaism; Thank G-d for heroic actions of the Maccabees!
It seems to us that while the Jewish entitlement to the land of Israel transcends the Holocaust, the Jewish experience during that tragic time is the most solid of foundations for these “national rights.”
Last year the Obama administration sought to minimize civilian deaths from drone strikes by generally requiring that missile attacks be limited to instances where Americans were directly threatened and there was a “near certainty” that no civilians would be killed.
If anything, Operation Protective Edge showed that Israel will not pull punches when it comes to combating terror.
Toward the end of Operation Protective Edge this past summer, the president was unusually vocal about Israel’s so-called disproportionate use of force and alleged lack of compliance with international humanitarian law.
There was no accompanying caption, but the cartoon could not help but feed the anti-Semitic canard that Israel was responsible for 9/11.
An accomplished Torah scholar and ardent adherent of Bobov chassidus, he was renowned for his self-effacing dedication and skills as an international lawyer and law professor
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