Anti-Israel Hypocrisy at the UN

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Morocco, replacing Lebanon on the United Nations Security Council, wasted no time in raising the issue of Israeli settlements after a closed-door Security Council meeting on January 10th about the unrelated topic of Children and Armed Conflict. As the United States representative is reported to have pointed out, Morocco’s request was “ill-timed and counter-productive.” Morocco’s decision to begin its tenure on the Security Council by carrying the Palestinians’ torch on the Israeli settlements issue is also the height of hypocrisy, considering Morocco’s continuing illegal occupation of the Western Sahara territory and repression of its people who yearn for self-determination.

Expect to see a continuing effort to insert the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, particularly the settlements issue, on the Security Council agenda whenever the Palestinians’ allies, such as Morocco, possibly can. It’s all part of the Palestinians’ campaign to persuade more Security Council members to support the Palestinians’ bid for full UN membership and to isolate the United States diplomatically if it does not drop its veto threat. So far, the United States has not had to exercise its veto power because the Palestinians were unable last year to garner a majority of other members to support their application for membership.

Palestine’s Observer to the UN, Riyad Mansour, told UN correspondents last week that the Palestinians would employ “new creative ideas” to gain full membership in the United Nations:

Are we giving up because there is one powerful country that has a veto power saying the Security Council should not be involved? We’re not giving up. So now we’re coming up with these new creative ideas.

Mansour referred to a letter he had handed to Bass Sangqu, the UN Ambassador from South Africa, which holds the Security Council presidency for the month of January. The letter purports to document “crimes committed by the occupying authority against our people in the occupied territory, including the terrorist activities by the settlers against our civilian population.” And Mansour called for a report on Israeli settlements to the Security Council by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Mansour also announced that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be visiting Palestinian leaders in the West Bank within the month, presumably to report back to the Security Council their testimonials of Israeli “crimes.”

How about Ban Ki-moon adding to his itinerary a stop in the Western Sahara, illegally occupied by Morocco? The people of Western Sahara, which was once a Spanish colony, were entitled under international law to decide for themselves whether they wanted complete independence or association with another state after the colonizing power gave up control. Morocco never gave the people of Western Sahara this chance. Instead, it invaded and occupied their territory.

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  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    You desperate man! Look at you, defending the cause of trans-Saharan slave traders and the Socialist International Polisario Front in a cheap bid of moral equivalence. You should be deported.

  • PAthena

    Why should Israel agree to a "two-state" solution with the Arabs who would destroy it? There are plenty of Arab states already. No, the so-called "Palestinians" are not ancient denizens of the land. They are Arabs, named "Palestinians" by Gamal Nasser, ruler of Egypt, and the Soviet Union in Cairo in 1964 who invented the "Palestine Liberation Organization" (P.L.O.) with all the phony history and propaganda to go along with it. The name "Palestine" meant "land of the Jews" or "the Holy Land" (since Jesus was a Jew), and "Palestinian" meant "Jew" from 135 A.D., when the Roman Emperor Hadrian, after having defeated the last Jewish rebellion under Bar Kochba, changed the name of Judea to "Palestina" in order to eradicate all memory of Judea. He also outlawed Judaism, and renamed Jerusalem "Aelia Capitolina" ("Aelius" being his gens name). That is why Great Britain, after World War I, was awarded the "Palestine Mandate" to be the "homeland of the Jews."
    The only purpose for establishing yet another Arab state to be called "Palestine" is to destroy Israel. Their objection to the existence of Israel is religious, they being Mohammedan and haters of Jews.
    Why shouldn't Jews settle in Judea and Samaria, called "the West Bank" in order to cover up that it is the area of Judea and Samaria? Why were Jews evicted from Transjordan, part of the British Palestine Mandate which Winston Churchill gave to the Husseini family of Arabia to reward them for their help against the Ottoman Empire in World War I?

  • Marty

    Does anyone take the activities of arab and muslim countries in the united nations seriously? I presented a paper recently at a political science conference that recommended the withdrawal of the United States and other real democracies from the un. The main thesis was that the un supports tyranny and discourages individual freedom. The paper was not well received by the audience (though it was published).

    • aspacia

      Good Marty, I concur. The UN is corrupt, and of zero use.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        You’re so right. The UN is worthless. What are every sovereign country in the world thinking?

        • aspacia

          You dolt. It is "What is every. . ." singular. Team is—country is. I am so tired of dimwits Flipper, now go to your room like a good little boy for a time-out.

        • Snorbak

          Finally, you & I agree on something.

  • LindaRivera

    A worldwide campaign to END MOROCCO'S ILLEGAL OCCUPATION of WESTERN SAHARA is urgently needed!

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      Communist!

      • LindaRivera

        You are so funny!

        • aspacia

          Actually, Flipper is a waste of oxygen and bandwidth.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            I must be as useless as the UN!

      • http://www.boycottscotland.com Edward

        Socialist!

  • LindaRivera

    UN HYPOCRITES are silent regarding the defenseless taken for slaves by Sudan's Arab Muslims.

    Hundreds of thousands of Black Sudanese Christian children and women have been taken for slaves by Sudan's Arab Muslims.

    Jihad Slavery in Sudan, with Dr Charles Jacobs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP4Fcx7AE_o

    May every slave be free one day!

  • LindaRivera

    Anti Free World, anti human rights UN are SILENT regarding the GENOCIDE in the Sudan.

    In Sudan, there must be a flight-free zone over the Nuba Mountains and the Blue Nile State to protect civilians and give them anti-aircraft weapons as the SPLA was promised. STOP THE GENOCIDE by Sudan's Arab Muslims!

  • LindaRivera

    Conquest of the Jewish Holy Land, along with America's destruction, is the biggest goal of global jihad. All who support the so-called two state solution aid and abet global jihad and world Islamic conquest. It is no secret that PLO/PA/Hamas, et al, plan to attack, conquer and destroy Israel and perpetrate a Second Holocaust of Jews.

    Antisemitic Banner Raised at Egyptian Soccer Game: "One Nation for New Holocaust"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkNZjDM_FQI&fe

    The Muslim Egyptian blood lust is insatiable — terrifying, inhuman shouts for the mass murder of innocents
    The violent hate that's scrawled in graffiti in the Middle East: First the Saturday people (Jews) and then the Sunday people (Christians).

    • UCSPanther

      They'll prey on anyone who doesn't think like they do. First, it's so-called "infidels", and when they run out of victims, they'll turn on each other.

      The antics of Islamic fundamentalism is one big self-destructive cycle.

  • UCSPanther

    All true democracies need to both withdraw from the UN and declare it persona non grata in their territories.

    • http://www.boycottscotland.com Edward

      The UN used to be good. There should be a house cleaning of the UN. Kick out anti-democratic entities starting with Czar Putins Russia.

  • Aadam

    Let's agree upon one thing, the UN and most international organizations are definitely prone to corruption; and for a perspective of which side the scales tilt, one only has to look at who has the most wealth to spend. Well done Mr Klein, I'm sure writing this fanciful piece has pleased your friends at AIPAC.

    But for a more comprehensive view on Morocco's Sahara and the injustice this ancient Kingdom has faced as a consequence of colonialism, communism and the aforementioned corruption, this opinion from the former vice-president of the ICJ might shed some much needed light. http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/61/6205.pdf

  • sidefilippe

    Opinions are just like rear end, everbody has one. The more holes don't mean that it will make an opinion right.

    Where does those Arabs' rhetoric stand on? None whatsoever! Go back to the history (not historians) and the Bible will make it clear!

  • Nakba1948

    Typical Zionist ploy: point to others' bad behavior to whitewash your own. Nobody's buying it any longer. Nothing mitigates the suffering to which you have condemned the Palestinian people. Asking Abbas and Haniyeh to negotiate in "good faith" with the Netanyahu regime while the latter continues to gobble up Palestinian land is laughable at best. One way or the other, however, Palestine will be free.

    • Ron Carnine

      The fox is again watching the hen house. Putting a repressive Muslim country in charge of civil rights is a joke. Just like the UN is a joke. You keep talking about a "Zionist" ploy when the truth of the matter is the Palestinian's were offered everything they are demanding from Israel and turned it down. The only ploy is the Palestinians claiming they want to be a "state" when in reality, and by their own statements, the only thing they want is to destroy Israel. History, when studied truthfully, is against the Palestinians. It is also against the rest of the Arab countries that are the most repressive societies in the world. Palestine will never be free, because when and if they get their own "state" and all the non-Muslim's are removed, they will be like Iraq, they will turn on each other.

    • http://www.boycottscotland.com Edward

      May all your JIhads turn into Nakbas!

      May all your terrorist plots turn into Nakbas for you!

      Happy Nakba!

    • Viewpoint

      The suffering of the Palestinian people has been orchestrated by fellow Muslims. Although most Palestinian refugees were eager to leave the refugee camps… and although Israel was eager to finance their relocation, not a single Muslim nation would grant them citizenship… because they fulfill a much more useful objective by being forced to remain refugees. First and foremost, to demonize Israel… and secondly, to keep the multi-billion$ of aid dollar$ flowing into their deep pockets. This was once again confirmed, just 4 months ago, when Palestinian ambassador Abdullah Abdullah emphatically stated in Sept. 2011 that Palestinian refugees will continue to remain refugees in a future Palestinian state and that they will not be considered citizens. (article linked below)

      Israel can not gobble up Palestinian land because it has never belonged to
      modern-day Palestinians. Palestinians are a newly created people… invented solely and instrumentally for the destruction of Israel.

      A New Palestinian State will Deny Citizenship to 45 Percent of All Palestinian ‘Refugees’ http://www.theblaze.com/stories/a-new-palestinian

    • ziontruth

      "Nothing mitigates the suffering to which you have condemned the Palestinian people."

      The Jews are the only true Palestinian people. Arab settler-colonist land-grabbers stealing the lands of the Palestinian people must abandon their ill-gotten gains for the sake of a just and viable peace. No justice, no peace!

      "One way or the other, however, Palestine will be free."

      And so it will—free of Arab colonists stealing it from its rightful owners, the Jews, the only true Palestinians. Soon, amen.

    • Snorbak

      Nakba1948,
      Every attempt to destroy Israel by the Islamic world has been a Nakba, get used to it.
      "Typical Zionist ploy"….Typical Muslim rhetoric.

  • Ghostwriter

    And both Nakba1948 and Flipside won't be happy until every Jew on earth is dead.

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      I think you just channeled every last Jewish grandmother on Earth. I heard the rattle in your throat. You deserve an Oscar.

      • http://www.boycottscotland.com Edward

        The rattle was in your skull – the remnants of your vestigial brain rolling around.

        • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

          It’s really unfair fighting just two of you.

      • Anonymous

        Israel and Jews are still around. You lose.

        • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

          Again, hysterical nitwit, nobody in this conversation is trying to exterminate the Jews. How do you even order water in a restaurant?

  • Aadam

    Nakba1948: in this case they're not even pointing out "others' bad behavior". Rather, they're criticizing Morocco for doing as Palestine: Reclaiming the land which they had annexed by foreign parties. The comical part of their criticism, the date of Israel's own claim upon the holy-land and the methods and means that it used to legitimize itself (terrorism and the UN – which they now dismiss).

    sidefilippe: Yours is precise proof that "opinions are just like rear end[s]". Indeed, you're now proven to have at least two. But allow me to rephrase. "This legally valid-verdict, with concrete supporting evidence, from the former vice-president of the ICJ might shed some much needed light. http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/61/6205.pdf&q

  • Nakba1948

    LOL. No, just you.

    • http://www.boycottscotland.com Edward

      Happy Nakba terrorist!

  • NotaBene

    Israel is so innovative, they’ve made two wrongs into a right!

    • http://www.boycottscotland.com Edward

      Socialists are so innovative, they've made Islamofascist Terrorists into "freedom fighters".

    • ziontruth

      The only wrong the Jewish state has done is keeping the Arab settlers residing on its soil in both 1948 and 1967. There needs to be a re-Nakba.

      • NotaBene

        So you want peace huh? Hilarious.

        • ziontruth

          "So you want peace huh?"

          Yep. And I recognize that peace will come only when the Arabs cease coveting the Jews' one and only piece of land in the world. Dash their evil hopes more and more and they might finally get the idea.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            One and only piece of land in the world? What about Diane Feinstein’ doorstep?

  • Larry

    Isn't it funny we never hear about the armed occupation of other peoples' lands by muslims. There is Western Sahara, northern Cyprus, Irian Jaya, Jammu and Kashmir, and Kurdistan, and that's just off the top of my head. I'm pretty sure that if I looked around I could find some more.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    The United Nations will use it's influence to build a World which favors whoever is _paying the way for their lives of privilege. The UN is there to accomplish what the_miserable Nations of slavery and human bondage can not do by military might._If America and any other free Nation is stupid enough to go along with the granting_of authority over their citizens, the results will eventually destroy freedom to the_point that only corrupt politicians will control everything. In America we have a war_ongoing for social control and ensuring citizen freedom from opressive government._This battle will go on as long as people want freedom but evil never rests and has_so saturated the thinking in America towards irresponsible conduct that we may_see the day that our National sovereignty and Constitution are gone. The amount_of distraction in America from civic education and responsibility is almost beyond_remidy. Imagine a future with no future, no personal
    choices, life and death determined by communist/socialist/islamist hacks, this will
    happen unless Americans fight back against the forces of indolence, self serving
    hedonistic dissipation and worshiping false idols………………………..William

  • aspacia

    Go to UN Watch for more insight!

  • KKKK

    Israel wnats peace but does not undertsand Islamic soceity and values. she thinks that negoiating peace will help save her but she is wrong. All ture Americans and Westerners MUST stand by her or else risk loossing not jsut Israel but the West.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    The United Nations comes up foul and dry in it's dealings with Israel. Corruption is
    the key element within this body which should be called the Uber Necropolis.
    Nothing good can come out of it for Israel or America and it should be shut down,
    the building destroyed and the land cleansed. When America has restored a
    representative government there must be a reckoning with the villians of the
    World, if not we should prepare to find oblivion. Israel must act on it's own and
    trust to doing what is right and just as compromising with evil is never what
    works………………………………………………………………………William