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Friday, November 30, 2012

The UN's Appalling Treatment of Israel

Nadene Goldfoot                 Here I am  in November-December1982 at my apartment on David Elezar Street in  Safed, Israel with Blintz, my  protector  It's cold in Safed in the winter and very hot and windy in the summer.  I taught wearing my coat in the winter as the junior high had no heat.

"Legendary Israeli diplomat Abba Eban – who served as Israeli ambassador to the U.N. in the ‘40s and ‘50s and, later, as Foreign Minister – famously described the United Nations this way:
“If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.”
That naughty Israel, in the UN yesterday on November 29, 2012, had 21 resolutions against them.  Only 4 others were given- to the rest of the world.  I would easily say that Israel is being picked on.  

"Yesterday, the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution upgrading Palestine to the status of a non-member state by a vote of 138-9 with 41 abstentions. Palestine now becomes the only recognized U.N. state with no defined borders and two different governing authorities."  

So shelling Israel has paid off as far as the UN sees it.  Aggression wins votes, unless you're Israel, G-d forbid.  All Israel has to do is defend themselves and they are trounced in the UN. I wonder if the UN couldn't be sued for defamation of character?  

Here are the 9 countries who voted against recognizing Palestine's observer status which now gives them more ammunition to use against Israel.   Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Panama, and United States of America.  

These countries abstained.  Albania, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Colombia, Croatia, DR Congo, Estonia, Fiji, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malawi, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, South Korea, Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, fYR Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, United Kingdom, Vanuatu. 

 To abstain means to refrain voluntarily from an action.  They could not find it in themselves to take a stand and say no.  With all the material written about what this would allow the "Palestinians to do against Israel, as if they haven't done enough already, they could not come to a decision?  

So where is Palestine?  I don't know.  It's around here somewhere.  To the east and to the west of Israel.  Who is the head?  Palestine has 2 leaders,  Mahmoud Abbas of Judea and Samaria's area called the "West Bank", and  Khaled Meshal, Hamas leader in Gaza who is now saying he wants to make peace and unite with Abbas's Fatah. They have fought each other and  continued to disagree, since  Hamas was against this move.  You could say that Fatah might have won this round of disagreement with Hamas and their big guns.  

As for Jerusalem, in which the Palestinians are claiming East Jerusalem as theirs even though it is a part of Jerusalem, capital of Israel, the Vatican  is now calling for it to have a special status and be internationally guaranteed with a special status.  Hmmm, what did he do to help Israel protect this city of David during the last round of rockets from Gaza?  

 Resource:  Stand For Israel by Rabbi Jonathan Greenberg

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