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UN Interpreter Wonders on Hot Mic Why So Much Attention is Being Paid to Israel

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On November 15, 2013 @ 9:23 am In The Point | 5 Comments

It’s a good question. And the answer is that there are a lot of Muslim dictatorships at the UN and not a lot of Jewish democracies.

Thursday a United Nations interpreter, unaware that her microphone was on, uttered words of truth in reaction to the General Assembly’s adoption of nine politically-motivated resolutions condemning Israel, and zero resolutions on the rest of the world.

Under the mistaken impression that she was speaking only to a colleague, the interpreter uttered the following words into the headphones of every UN delegate, and before a live webcast audience worldwide:

“Isn’t it a little weird? There are nine or ten resolutions against Israel. And I know there’s a problem with the Palestinians. But there’s other bad shit going on and they’re spending so much time on this.”

Laughter erupted among the delegates. “The interpreter apologizes,” said the unfortunate truth-teller, moments later.

The interpreter obviously hasn’t spent much time at the UN. All the other bad stuff going on is exactly why they’re focusing on Israel.

They can’t really talk about Syria. They certainly can’t talk about its backers Russia and China. No one wants to offend the Saudis. Pakistan is a ticking time bomb.

The UN is a democracy of dictators. It’s a consensus of human rights violators that the few countries which have human rights are really the bad guys.

Israel is a convenient target and distraction from the horrible things going on in Saudi Arabia, Russia, China, Cuba, North Korea and a hundred other places.

Today’s nine resolutions, adopted by the GA’s 4th committee, which is comprised of all 193 UN member states, condemned Israel for violating the human rights of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, of Palestinian refugees, and even of Syrians in the Golan Heights.

That’s right: the UN adopted a resolution today that mentions the word “Syria” no less than 10 times—yet said nothing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s massacre of over 100,000 his own people.

The United Nations. Paid for by your tax dollars.


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