The UN’s Propaganda War Against Israel

Joseph Klein is a Harvard-trained lawyer and the author of Global Deception: The UN’s Stealth Assault on America’s Freedom and Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations & Radical Islam.


Disarmament Conference at the European headquarters of the United NationsAs usual, the United Nations has the Palestinians’ back while repeatedly stabbing Israel in the back. Hamas not only uses civilian human shields in Gaza to protect its operatives and weapons. It hides behind the diplomatic propaganda shield that the UN too willingly provides.

Most notably, the United Nations kangaroo court, known officially as the Human Rights Council, has decided to launch its own investigation into Israel’s actions in Gaza. In its one-sided resolution, adopted in Geneva on July 23rd by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against and 17 abstentions, the Human Rights Council “condemned in the strongest terms the widespread, systematic and gross violations of international human rights and fundamental freedoms arising from the Israeli military operations carried out in the Occupied Palestinian Territory since 13 June 2014.”

The Human Rights Council also “demanded that Israel immediately and fully end its illegal closure of the occupied Gaza Strip.”

Never mind that Gaza, which is under Hamas’s control, has not been occupied by Israel since 2005. And never mind that the closures of border crossings have been necessitated by Hamas’s aggressive attacks launched against Israeli civilians. Truth is never a consideration when the UN Human Rights Council and other UN bodies get involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In its perversion of truth, the UN human rights body provided Sudan, whose government has the blood of hundreds of thousands of civilians from decades of documented genocide and ethnic cleansing on its hands, with a platform to accuse Israel of maintaining a “policy of ethnic cleansing and genocide.” Iran, whose ruling thugs regularly imprison, torture and execute political dissidents, got a platform to claim that Israel was engaged in “massacres and crimes against humanity.” On the same day that Iran’s representative was fulminating against Israel in Geneva, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that “Israel’s annihilation is the only real cure.”  Is it any wonder that Israelis are very concerned that Iran is getting closer and closer to achieving its nuclear arms ambitions while Iran buys more time in phony negotiations that have just been extended?

The United States was the only Human Rights Council member to vote against the travesty of a human rights resolution passed by the UN’s three-ring circus. Russia, the enabler of the pro-Russian separatists who blew the Malaysian civilian passenger plane out of the sky with 298 innocent civilians on board, was among those countries that voted for the resolution. The dhimmi European member states abstained in fear of violent reactions from their own Muslim populations if they opposed the anti-Israel resolution.

The Human Rights Council acted against Israel, following an outrageous statement on the Gaza fighting by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. She equated Israel’s defense of its citizens from rocket attacks deliberately aimed at Israeli population centers with Hamas’s launching of those rockets and using Palestinian civilians’ homes, schools, hospitals and mosques as hiding places for Hamas’s deadly weapons and operatives. She cavalierly dismissed Israel’s unprecedented attempts to warn civilians to get out of harm’s way before Israel took any military action against those sites. She said that the warnings were insufficient. One wonders whether she would like unarmed Israelis to politely knock at the front door of a house concealing caches of weapons with a warrant to search the place.

“Civilian homes are not legitimate targets unless they are being used for, or contribute to, military purposes at the time in question,” Pillay stated, which is precisely how the Gaza homes and other facilities that Israel goes after are being used. However, she brazenly accused Israel of overreacting in confronting the situation that Hamas has created by using Palestinian civilians as human shields. She demanded proof beyond any doubt that the Gaza facilities are being used for military purposes before any force can be used against them. Even then the response by Israel must be “proportionate,” whatever that means, in the situation that Israel finds itself.  In the case of Israel’s response and the ensuing civilian casualties, Pillay claimed that “there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes.”

At best, Pillay is uninformed. Far more likely, she is simply reflecting the UN’s ingrained institutional bias against Israel which she shares. Indeed, she need look no further for proof of what Hamas is up to than the UN’s own schools which its runs in Gaza. At least two such schools have been identified so far as hiding places for Hamas rockets. The first batch of rockets was handed over to what the UN has described as the “local authorities” – i.e., Hamas, which is the governing authority in Gaza. After the discovery of rockets in the second school, they have supposedly gone missing. That’s because they were left overnight unguarded for all intents and purposes by the UN agency in charge (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency). Pillay conveniently left this bit of conclusive proof of Hamas’s civilian exploitation strategy out of her statement, although UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon did issue a statement of his own on July 23rd expressing “his outrage and regret at the placing of weapons in a UN-administered school.”

Pillay not only ignores the facts in her zeal to condemn Israel. She ignores the relevant law as well. Under international law, the civilian population may not be made the object of attack. Acts of violence intended primarily to spread terror among the civilian population are prohibited. That is precisely what Hamas, not Israel, has done and proudly brags about. Moreover, under international law, civilians may not be used to conceal military positions, or to serve as shields against an attack or military response. Again, that is precisely what Hamas, not Israel, has done. When a traditionally civilian object (such as a civilian house) is occupied and used by combatants, it becomes a legitimate military target under international law so long as precautionary measures are taken to minimize civilian casualties, such as the advance warnings to occupants that Israel has provided.

In terms of the number of civilian casualties in Gaza, the UN’s figures of approximately 600 killed and 3500 injured cannot be taken simply at face value. The loss or maiming of even one innocent civilian life, particularly a child, is tragic to be sure. But even the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which compiles the data, has stated that its figures are preliminary and subject to further verification. What’s more, OCHA has admitted that its data on the number of civilian injuries “is provided by the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza.” The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza is run by Hamas’s very own Mufiz al-Makhalalati. OCHA could not have chosen to rely on a more biased source which uses numbers and images of alleged civilian casualties as propaganda fodder.

For his part, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has been visiting the Middle East region this past week in an effort to broker an immediate ceasefire. The ceasefire proposed by Egypt more than a week ago could have already been in place, saving many lives, but it was Hamas and Hamas alone that rejected it. Hamas’s leadership continues to rebuff ceasefire proposals. It is only willing to consider brief “humanitarian pauses,” which Hamas has broken before and uses simply to regroup.

The Secretary General compromised his ability to serve as a neutral mediator when he accepted a Qatari-chartered plane for his air transportation to the Middle East region. He started his trip in Qatar.

Qatar and Hamas are joined at the hip. Some of Hamas’s political figures, including Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal, have been living in the lap of luxury in Qatar. Qatar is Hamas’s main funder. In 2012, the emir of Qatar became the first head of state to visit the Gaza Strip since Hamas assumed full control of Gaza in 2007, pledging hundreds of millions of dollars in aid for Hamas’s Gaza. The emir used the occasion to lash out at Israel’s “Judaization in the occupied West Bank and especially in Jerusalem.”

Last June, Qatar attempted to transfer money to cover the monthly salaries of the civil servants of the Hamas-run government in Gaza that preceded the so-called “unity” government. The Arab Bank rejected the transfer under U.S. pressure.

Hamas and Qatar operate from the same jihadist playbook. Thus, it was no surprise that Qatar’s own version of a ceasefire proposal adopted virtually all of Hamas’s demands, including release of its operatives detained by Israel and the unconditional opening of all border crossings by Israel and Egypt.

Ban Ki-moon’s statements that Israel has the right to defend itself and his condemnations of Hamas rocket firings targeted at Israeli civilians ring hollow when he begins his mediation trip in the Hamas jihad-sponsoring country that has funded his journey there.

Since in 1977, the United Nations has sponsored the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on November 29th, the date in 1947 when the UN General Assembly approved its partition resolution. Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called November 29th a “day of mourning and a day of grief.”   The event takes place every year at UN headquarters in New York and at the UN offices at Geneva and Vienna and elsewhere. If that were not enough, on November 26, 2013, the General Assembly decided to proclaim 2014 the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

In other words, every November 29th, the United Nations publicly mourns the passage of its own original two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli dispute that could have resulted in an independent Palestinian state more than six decades ago. Israel accepted it. The Palestinian leadership and neighboring Arab countries rejected it. Instead, they sought but failed to make Israel a still-born state. Time and again since, Israel has offered land for peace. Time and again, the Palestinians have refused unless all of their demands are met – including their preposterous assertion of the right to return millions of so-called Palestinian refugees to live and effectively take over pre-1967 Israel. When Israel unilaterally pulled all of its forces and settlers out of Gaza in 2005 and left behind greenhouses and other facilities that the Palestinians could have used to begin building independent state infrastructure and a prospering economy, the answer was Hamas’s reign of terror. Hamas decided instead to use valuable resources and time to build a military infrastructure from which to launch unremitting attacks against Israeli civilians.

Even during the current Gaza conflict, Israel ceased its fire in response to Egypt’s ceasefire proposal. Hamas kept firing its rockets. And while Hamas has used a hospital to serve as a hiding place for its weapons and as a command center, Israel has built a real field hospital in Gaza to care mainly for injured Palestinian women, children and the elderly.

Hamas’s response to offers of cessation of hostilities is more hostilities directed at civilians and further crimes against humanity. Yet, in its perversion of the truth, the United Nations shamelessly sides with the jihadists against the rule of law and civilized behavior.

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  • http://www.wavevolution.org/ Ettore Greco

    To the rich and to the poor
    To the countless crying lambs and to the many blinded deer but also for those few laughing pigs while these 3 are still in great number and surrounded by wolves, one bird from above would say: “look all around and together press for one exit before the trap is closed”

    http://www.wavevolution.org/en/freethinking.html

  • Jerry Fine

    The UN should be shut down and boarded up. Even using it for low-rent housing for homeless people would be more useful for humanitarian purposes. It has kept Israel as the only country out of 200 member-states to be the target of a dedicated permanent item on the agenda of the U.N. Human Rights Council. Whether Israel it defends itself from missiles, kidnappings or tries to save its hostages, as in Entebbe, the UN is the platform for blocking Israel to act in its own best interest. It’s current actions prove it clearly.

    What the UN has been since the early 1970s is a front for war against the West, whether by communists, 3rd-world countries, or Islam. Israel is the microcosm for all Western civilization and the easiest to target and undermine. Israel is repeatedly condemned by Arab and Islamic states and their allies – which continue to dominate the Security Council – including some countries which themselves face charges of responding violently to dissent.

    It’s peacekeepers are worse than a joke. After the ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006, their peacekeepers were to block the import of any more missiles to Hezbollah from Iran or Syria. Instead, the missile count went from an estimated 10,000 before the war to 80,000 today. The next ME war with Hezbollah, if there is one, will be primarily thanks to the UN. They gave a warm welcome to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose extended rant at U.N. headquarters in 2009 was also an attack on the West.

    The UN has indirectly and subversively become a sponsor and defender of Islamic holy war and as you explain above, because of its extreme bias against the West, it is no longer a neutral party and its mandate should be ended.

    Today, 95% of the growth in the world’s population is coming from under-developed and poor countries. The rich Northern countries are being overrun by the poorer Southern ones. Africans are moving north and Latinos are moving north. Muslims are moving to Europe. The UN has become their mouthpiece, supporter, and transparent front for holy war against Europe and Israel.

    • Camilla Brieste

      Enjoyed reading your commentary and as always this FPMag article.

      Excellent idea to turn the U.N. property into a homeless shelter. Under DeBlasio’s stewardship this would turn into a remarkable success story for the city of New York. We shouldn’t be funding the U.N. and they shouldn’t have their HQ on American soil.

      • Americana

        Love numbers #9 and #7! However, it’s pretty much a suck-up comment to pretend the U.S. is willing to take unilateral action to protect one and all in every instance so #1 is sycophancy and is not based in reality. The U.S. has let lots and lots of genocides or other international illegalities go on and on and on before finally taking unilateral action. We may always try to prod the U.N. in the right direction but we’re not always willing to go it alone.

        I would hate for the U.N. to lose its American base. It gives us quite a unique vantage point that it’s here on American soil.

        (If it’s ever reprinted, can someone let the designer know, there’s a typo in the web site tag at the bottom. Tag line should read: http://www.LMAO.US w/an ‘L’ instead of an ‘I.’)

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “However, it’s pretty much a suck-up comment to pretend the U.S. is willing to take unilateral action to protect one and all in every instance so #1 is sycophancy and is not

          based in reality.”

          So there are actually only two choices?

          “We may always try to prod the U.N. in the right direction but we’re not always willing to go it alone.”

          It’s not about getting the UN to do more for us. It’s about recognizing the complete mission failure and start planning our lives and the future of our nation accordingly.

          “I would hate for the U.N. to lose its American base. It gives us quite a unique vantage point that it’s here on American soil.”

          As a warning to them and a clear message to the world, that would be a fine start to kick them the heck out. They exploit everything we do for them and we get very little in return.

          Actually we’ll get more out of the UN when discussing them in history “we tried that” than we do from direct results.

      • PATRIOT.WW48

        love ur slogans, and NO they should NOT be on American Soil.

    • PATRIOT.WW48

      could not agree more, very well said. THX

    • USARetired

      The UN is worthless as ‘Breasts on a Boar Hog’ and has been for many years!

      • objectivefactsmatter

        As mentioned elsewhere, I think the failure will be marked as having occurred some time in the 1960s once we put it in the past and look objectively at the facts.

      • gerry

        The UN is corrupt.Still waiting for the investigation result.Where is Paul Volcker?

  • truebearing

    The UN’s policy of hear no evil, see no evil when it comes to Hamas, or Islamists in general, is solidly based in evil. We can expect nothing from that corrupt, vile entity that is just or makes a whit of sense.

    Hamas has openly stated its genocidal goals, which is a clear violation of international law, not to mention simple human decency, yet the UN continues to enable them. Hamas has now been caught in a conspiracy to commit mass murder of Israelis, with special emphasis on killing young children in kindergartens they tunneled under, but the UN is willfully oblivious to this malevolent intention.

    The world has many serious problems. The utter destruction of Hamas and the UN are two desperately needed solutions.

    • wildjew

      Isn’t Hamas the democratically elected government of the Palestinian peoples since January 2009? For me, the Palestinians are Hamas scorpions. Making peace with the Palestinians is like the Scorpion and the Frog fable.

      • StanleyT

        Suddenly, all those Israel-haters who kept telling us that Hamas was exactly that – the democratically elected government of the “Palestinian” peoples – are no longer singing that tune. In fact, according to most to them, there aren’t even any Hamas fighters, just civilians. Try telling them that Al Jazeera’s running list of the dead tells us that 80% are men of fighting age, and they’ll insist that this doesn’t mean they’re fighters.Seems that there’s only person in all of Hamas, and he’s living a life of luxury in Qatar.

        Actually, I have realized that Hamas has two unbeatable weapons. The invisible Hamas fighter who is never killed, and the bleeding child. It doesn’t matter who made the child bleed, or even which war or country the bleeding child happens to live in. Any evidence of infant blood, real or fake, can be used as an accusation against Israel.

      • Gee

        “Democratically elected’ to a 4 year term in 2009, it is now 2014. Abbas’ term of office was up 5 years ago

      • truthteller

        Racism is fun, isn’t it?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    I suggest a new organization we call the United Nations of the Free. Then we get rid of the crime infested ‘UN” organization that we’ve hosted for far too long.

    • Jack Smith

      A good starting point to thin out the weeds and vermin could be to use the Freedom House guidelines:

      http://freedomhouse.org/

    • Michael Garfinkel

      It’s been obvious for more than forty years that the UN is a failed institution.

      If the Americans ever come to their senses and elect a center-right administration in Washington, the first order of business in foreign affairs should be the complete withdrawal of the United States from that organization.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        The greatest (apparent) UN triumph was probably ending the “Suez Crisis” and their greatest failure was walking away and sparking the “Six Day War.”

        Anyone that thought the UN would recover it’s intended role in the world must have been severely deluded.

        “If the Americans ever come to their senses and elect a center-right administration in Washington, the first order of business in foreign affairs should be the complete withdrawal of the United States from that organization.”

        A truly great leader would set out a plan to do so, and allow the UN time to “correct” itself in spite of the fact that there is no plausible hope of it doing so. But allowing it to try is a rough approximation of due process that Americans tend to expect.

      • truthteller

        Ha ha! Just like your buddies in the John Birch Society. Get a grip, the UN and the select Security Council were brilliant strategies for the West maintaining control in a postwar world. And perhaps we should discuss Bretton Woods in that regard, too.

        • Brooklyn Farmer

          Ha ha U.N. has proved unable to forestall or resolve international conflicts: its peacekeeping forces allowed genocide to proceed in Rwanda and Bosnia; it has failed to curb terrorism and nuclear proliferation; and it has allowed the General Assembly to become a forum for the anti-Western demagoguery of authoritarian regimes. The U.N.’s rigid stance of “impartiality” leads it to accord “moral equivalence” to every party, no matter how stark the contrast between aggressors and victims—a lack of “moral clarity”

          • objectivefactsmatter

            It had its uses during the Cold War until about five minutes after the Soviet Union collapsed.

        • Michael Garfinkel

          In case you haven’t noticed, we are no longer in a postwar era, and haven’t been for for a long time.

          We are now, actually, in a pre-war period.

          PS A friendly note – when you begin comments with phrases like “Ha Ha” you telegraph that your opinions don’t merit serious consideration.

          That appears to the case, but why advertise?

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “Get a grip, the UN and the select Security Council were brilliant strategies for the West maintaining control in a postwar world.”

          During the Cold War. And the tables have been turned on us.

  • Guest2014

    Who is Yossi Beilin? Should he be on the ‘discover the networks’ section here? He has now produced a piece about the UNHRC’s investigation committee (http://www.i24news.tv/en/opinion/38169-140725-beilin). It is pinful to read it on i24news – who is he truly working for?

    • Guest2014
    • retired22

      Beilin?
      He is the human worm who,along with Shimon Perez,pushed the Oslo Accord onto the unsuspecting population of Israel.1,500 or so terror victims since Oslo.This human piece of excrement is still spreading his political garbage around.He did bring peace to the terror victims who didn’t survive,the peace of the grave!

    • StanleyT

      Thanks for the link. What a piece of garbage (the article and the author). He insists that Israel cooperate with this ridiculous investigation – as if that will make any difference to its already written conclusions. That would be like asking a person accused of murder to side with the prosecution against himself.

    • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

      That character? He isn’t well-known in America, having been a minister under some Labor government, as I recall. Itzhak Rabin used to call him “Peres’s poodle”. Who is he working for? Israel’s enemies, just as American Leftists work for America’s enemies. Certainly Israeli patriots need to know him as an enemy.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    The UN’s defense of terrorism enables terrorism. The attacks on Israel in the decades prior to 2001 led to the acceptance of this methodology in general and paved the way for 9/11. Indeed, just days before Sept 11, 2001, the UN sponsored the infamous Durban conference in which both Israel and the US were singled out for vilification. Today Israel, tomorrow New York! Israel is just the precedent-setting situation for the acceptance of and surrender to jihadi terror.

    • wildjew

      ‘The attacks on Israel in the decades prior to 2001 led to the acceptance of this methodology in general and paved the way for 9/11′, as did the United States decades old support for the Palestinian eliminationist cause I believe. Days before the September attacks there was an arrangement between the White House and the Saudis whereby the United States would officially (formally) support the establishment of a Palestinian state in Israel. The 9/11 attacks put off the announcement a few weeks. Early October 2001 U.S. support for the establishment of a Muslim-enemy state in Israel became a formal goal of U.S. policy.

      • Americana

        There has always been the intention to create a Palestinian state. That’s nothing new and it’s certainly not a conspiratorial plan between the Saudis and the U.S. As for your wording, “…support the establishment of a Palestinian state in Israel,” what does ‘inside Israel’ mean to you? Are you disingenuously laying claim to the entire Palestine Mandate under the guise of the long-since abrogated Balfour Declaration? Sorry, the Balfour Declaration was nullified and superseded by subsequent, more rational insights into the regional situation that led to other partitioning agreements. Israel cannot pretend she’s entitled to that entire region just because she wants it and just because some desperate British diplomat screwed up and caved in to the Irgun and the Haganah.

        • Gee

          You mean just because international laws state that it is our land and that it cannot be given to anybody else is acceptable? That one?

          Balfour Declaration was just that a declaration. The San Remo Treaty and the Mandate for Palestine were never nullified nor superseded. Just a little challenge for you show us a single treaty or law that did either. Bet you won’t even try.

          By the way the ICC says that the Mandate system CANNOT be nullified or superseded. Just another fact.

          • Americana

            Then explain what the U.N. partition plan of 1947 meant in terms of the U.N. NOT superseding the Balfour Declaration as it’s seemingly understood by many Zionists on FPM.

          • Gee

            The Balfour Declaration was a declaration by Great Britain. It had no legal standing whatsoever. It could not be nullified or superseded because it had no standing EVER.

            As for the UN – the General Assembly can only pass RECOMMENDATIONS. They cannot ever nullify or supersede anything whatsoever. The UN DOES NOT write laws period. They do not have the ability to ever write a law, supersede or nullify and that includes the Security Council.

            Why don’t you read the UN Charter and find out just what they can do?

            http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/index.shtml

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Moronicana said:

          “There has always been the intention to create a Palestinian state. ”

          CREATE a paleswinian state?

          Then there WASN’T a pre-existing Pal-e-SWINE.

          Precisely.

          • Americana

            How many times do we have to go over this very same ground? The Palestinian Arabs were subjects of another Arab government entity but, like any other indigenous people, when free of that previous governance, they should be able to assume nationhood if they wish to do so.

            http://hummusforthought.com/2014/02/11/what-did-palestine-look-like-in-1896/

            Listen to the demographics in this 1896 video and you’ll see why the Palestinians were and are entitled to their own state.

          • Gee

            From the Mandate for Palestine – real international law.

            “Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favor of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that nothing should be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country”

            As it states only Jews will have political rights. No the Arabs do not have that right you claim “able to assume nationhood if they wish to do so”. That is a direct violation of international law that predates any Arab claims. It has never been superseded or nullified. In fact the UN Charter states that it cannot be done.

            Article 80

            Except as may be agreed upon in individual trusteeship agreements, made under Articles 77, 79, and 81, placing each territory under the trusteeship system, and until such agreements have been concluded, nothing in this Chapter shall be construed in or of itself to alter in any manner the rights whatsoever of any states or any peoples or the terms of existing international instruments to which Members of the United Nations may respectively be parties.

            Paragraph 1 of this Article shall not be interpreted as giving grounds for delay or postponement of the negotiation and conclusion of agreements for placing mandated and other territories under the trusteeship system as provided for in Article 77.

            Again real international law that refutes your statements word for word

          • truthteller

            So, Horowitz’s silly argument that ‘Israel was created in exactly the same way that other decolonized nations were created’ is wrong? Precisely.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Cite. Exactly the same? No. Very similar? Yes.

          • Americana

            Since that was the 1922 original Mandate for Palestine which was RENEGOTIATED after WW II, you’re a bit out of touch w/the legal realities of the final status agreement. The original mandate was sufficiently reworked so as to be a fundamentally different document since it stressed land allocations to the Jews would be significantly different.

            From the tail end of that original 1922 Mandate document:

            >>>> In the event of the termination of the mandate hereby conferred upon the Mandatory, the Council of the League of Nations shall make such arrangements as may be deemed necessary for safeguarding in perpetuity, under guarantee of the League, the rights secured by Articles 13 and 14, and shall use its influence for securing, under the guarantee of the League, that the Government of Palestine will fully honour the financial obligations legitimately incurred by the Administration of Palestine during the period of the mandate, including the rights of public servants to pensions or gratuities.

            The present instrument shall be deposited in original in the archives of the League of Nations and certified copies shall be forwarded by the Secretary-General of the League of Nations to all members of the League.

            **Please note the date>> Done at London the twenty-fourth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-two.

          • Conniption Fitz

            Israel is Jewish Palestine.
            Jordan (77% larger) is Arab Palestine.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            60% of Jordan is “paleswine”.

          • Americana

            Ah, no, you’ve obviously got to go review the partition maps which had almost identical land quantities being allocated to the Jews/nascent Israelis and to Palestinians prior to the declaration of Israeli independence.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Moronicana said:

            “There has always been the intention to CREATE a Palestinian state. ”

            CREATE a paleswinian state?

            Then there WASN’T a pre-existing Pal-e-SWINE which Israel usurped.

            Precisely.

          • Reader

            Typical Judenreina: a link to a pro-Hamas propaganda site with a video of street scenes and a voice over narrative with phony demographics that has nothing to do with anything at all. We see. You got old and stale.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “How many times do we have to go over this very same ground? The Palestinian Arabs were subjects of another Arab government entity but, like any other indigenous people, when free of that previous governance, they should be able to assume nationhood if they wish to do so.”

            How many Arab and Islamic states were formed between the end of WWI and the 1948 declaration of Israel?

            Logically Jordan is “Palestine.” And Syria could also be considered “Palestine” as well. Please explain the cultural distinctions between Syria, Jordan and Fakestine that demand yet another state for these jihadis and communists. Although I don’t know if any of the communists are still alive…

          • Americana

            There are cultural distinctions amongst those nations otherwise those populations wouldn’t have ended up being treated as distinct national identities nor would they have requested to be treated as distinct entities. Whatever the logic you claim for that land all being called “Palestine,” that’s not the logic applied to the region by the various Arab and other ethnic populations. The fact much of that region was all called ‘Palestine’ by the Romans is ABSOLUTELY IMMATERIAL to present-day discussions since the Roman empire designated its conquered regions for its own governing purposes and their naming conventions had nothing to do w/the NATIONAL IDENTITIES claimed by the region’s citizens.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Americana objectivefactsmatter • 5 hours ago: “There are cultural distinctions amongst those nations otherwise those populations wouldn’t have ended up being treated as distinct national identities nor would they have requested to be treated as distinct entities.”

            “Cultural distinction(s)” is NOT the driving factor. You see many cases where cultures cross state boundaries while in other cases there are states that contain several distinct cultures, even distinct languages with a single ultimate sovereign.

            “Whatever the logic you claim for that land all being called “Palestine,” that’s not the logic applied to the region by the various Arab and other ethnic populations.”

            There is no singular coherent reason for referring to the region as Palestine other than that’s a label that’s been in use for thousands of years. None of your reasons add up to “These people must have global support for creating their own state, even at the cost of another state that happens to be a strong ally of the USA. And by the way is non-Muslim. No matter what they do, we must make it happen.”

            “The fact much of that region was all called ‘Palestine’ by the Romans is ABSOLUTELY IMMATERIAL to present-day discussions since the Roman empire designated its conquered regions for its own governing purposes and their naming conventions had nothing to do w/the NATIONAL IDENTITIES claimed by the region’s citizens.”

            If someone claims to be descendant from the inhabitants of the region since 2000 years ago and refers to the “ancient Palestinians” when in fact they’re trying to mendaciously link the Roman label with their own modern political identity, I’m going to call them liars. It is material when people are lying and using those lies to build empathy and attack the credibility of people that tell the truth.

          • truthteller

            Are you joking here?

          • Brooklyn Farmer

            Having problems following a straightforward argument.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Hey moonbat, I hear you live in close proximity to Mosul, Iraq. I hope, I hope.

          Again, this conflict is not about land. Instead, it’s about making Islam supreme in Israel and, indeed, throughout the world. Stop demonizing Jews and apologizing for your Islamonazi buddies.

          • Americana

            Listen, dingbat, even the moonbattiest among the anti-jihad folks are willing to acknowledge that this jihad against the Israelis is about driving the Israelis into the sea and off Palestinian land. I’d say that qualifies the Palestinian jihad as being about land. Then again, maybe I’m willing to settle for the bleeding obvious since I’m also a bleeding heart. Since you’re very much into denying the obvious, you’re going to continue belaboring the overall thrust of OTHER ARAB GROUPS who ARE interested in the Caliphate above other concerns. I’m not apologizing for either side by the way w/my statements. I’m just not going to have you in all your dingbattiness muddying the waters w/your wacko theory that doesn’t account for the reality of the Palestinian desires and the opposing Israeli desires.

            There may be some major ancillary interest in Islamic supremacy among the Palestinians but the basic thing they’re after w/their jihad is getting their land back. You’ll note the Palestinians haven’t said, “YAY! The Caliphate, it’s BAAAACCCCKK!” There’s a reason for that. If you can’t process that fact and the reasons behind it, I’ll fill you in on what’s what. However, I’m pretty sure you’d rather talk it over w/someone you find “credible.” My criteria for whom you should speak w/about it is someone who’s more interested in the military strategy in the Middle East as it intersects w/the various Arab populations. You shouldn’t settle for someone who’s intentionally deflecting you from appreciating the strategic and geographic realities of the situation. The baseline for what the Palestinians want ABOVE ANYTHING ELSE is they want Palestine back or ENOUGH of Palestine so they’ve got a legitimate state and not begrudged postage stamp-sized islands. In fact, the Palestinians may actually fear that after waiting for statehood for so long, they’re worried it may be subsumed by the demands of centrist Caliphate control.

            If this simple fact weren’t true, there wouldn’t be the current interest in trying to nullify the Palestinian provenance to the region. There wouldn’t be so much stressing of the final last-gasp Jewish rebellion against the Romans. There wouldn’t be ANYTHING about the history that people were intentionally avoiding mentioning or that was intentionally being overwritten by a multitude of other, opposing posts if those historical details weren’t contested because of their relevance. So, I hate to say you’ve got to become a bit more ‘grounded,’ but that really is the case.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Listen, dingbat, even the moonbattiest among the anti-jihad folks are willing to acknowledge that this jihad against the Israelis is about driving the Israelis into the sea and off Palestinian land.

            Only the dumbest of the dumb are stupid enough to believe that land used to belong to the so-called Palestinians. You’d have to be a mentally retarded moonbat to be stupid enough to believe that.

            Nevertheless, the so-called Palestinian pretext aside, the jihad waged against the infidels in Israel since way before Israel ever became a state has always been an old fashion run of the mill jihad to ultimately make Islam supreme, not only in just Israel, but also throughout the world as well, and, indeed, thanks to oil, that latter objective has become astronomically far more pronounced in recent years since the early days of the jihad launched against the infidels in Israel and that was initially led by Hitler’s right hand man himself: the infamous Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini, who also mentored Yasser Arafat, who also in turn mentored Abu Mazen, i.e., Mahmoud Abbas.

            You don’t want to argue with me about the pretext (taqiyya), because you will just embarrass yourself further. Not to mention that it also doesn’t have anything whatsoever to do with anything other than it is just an idiotic pretext used to dupe gullible useful idiots exactly like you who already have a predilection for racism and especially for hating Jews.

            I’d say that qualifies the Palestinian jihad as being about land.

            If someone as dumb and mentally handicapped as you says it is all about land, then you can bet that it doesn’t have anything to do with land and, of course, it doesn’t. Instead, it’s all about making Islam supreme, not only in Israel, but also throughout the world. Indeed, there isn’t anything particularly different about the jihad being waged against the Jewish infidels in Israel, as opposed to the too many to name jihads being waged against various infidels all around the world.

            Then again, maybe I’m willing to settle for the bleeding obvious since I’m also a bleeding heart.

            No…you are not a bleeding heart leftists. Instead, besides being an imposter, you are also an obsessed anti-Semitic Jew hating bigot. All you care about is the extermination of Jews.

            Since you’re very much into denying the obvious, you’re going to continue belaboring the overall thrust of OTHER ARAB GROUPS who ARE interested in the Caliphate above other concerns

            I could care less about Arabs, Persians, Bedouins, Pakistanis, Afghanis, French, English, Americans, Euroloons, etc., etc., etc., as they are not the problem, unless they are Muslims.
            I’m not apologizing for either side by the way w/my statements.

            What you mean? You always make it point to apologize for Muslims because they are your partners in crime. Even while they slaughter Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and Atheists, to name but a few of the other infidels they are ruthlessly attacking.

            I’m just not going to have you in all your dingbattiness muddying the waters w/your wacko theory that doesn’t account for the reality of the Palestinian desires and the opposing Israeli desires.

            When it comes to Islam, there isn’t anything significantly different about the so-called Palestinian proxies from any of the other varied Muslim groups that are also waging jihad against various infidels around the world. Indeed, they are all striving in the cause of Allah to ultimately make Islam supreme, so that the eventual Caliph can order that all females be genitally mutilated per the dictates of Islam in order to impose Allah’s warped and perverted brand of morality.

            There may be some major ancillary interest in Islamic supremacy among the Palestinians but the basic thing they’re after w/their jihad is getting their land back.

            Okay…so according to you, they are blasphemous apostates that per the dictates of Islam must be executed. Yeah right!

            ou’ll note the Palestinians haven’t said, “YAY! The Caliphate, it’s BAAAACCCCKK!”

            With the exception of the infidel world, only a few apostate autocratic rulers here and there in the Middle East who are desperately trying to hold onto power, and Shiites, of course, no one has denounced the establishment of the Caliphate in Iraq/Syria. Indeed, its establishment, on the other hand, is being blown way out of proportion relative to the actual threat it involves, especially since it’s destined to be just another failed Islamic totalitarian hellhole with a basket case economy. Not exactly what I would consider constituting a major threat. Indeed, it will be what Egypt would have become without the ouster of Morsi.

            If you can’t process that fact and the reasons behind it, I’ll fill you in on what’s what. However, I’m pretty sure you’d rather talk it over w/someone you find “credible.” My criteria for whom you should speak w/about it is someone who’s more interested in the military strategy in the Middle East as it intersects w/the various Arab populations. You shouldn’t settle for someone who’s intentionally deflecting you from appreciating the strategic and geographic realities of the situ ation. T he baseline for what the Palestinians want ABOVE ANYTHING ELSE is they want Palestine back or ENOUGH of Palestine so they’ve got a legitimate state and not begrudged postage stamp-sized islands. In fact, the Palestinians may actually fear that after waiting for statehood for so long, they’re worried it may be subsumed by the demands of centrist Caliphate control.

            You’re a complete and utter moron and a complete waste of my time. And that goes for the remainder of your unhinged convoluted crap as well. Seek mental help. Indeed, go see a therapists. Do something.

            Indeed, I’d argue with you about the pretext the Islamic totalitarian world is using to justify their perpetual jihad just to prove that it is a crock, but you are so mentally incompetent, I’d only end up giving myself massive brain damage in the process. So I will forgo that useless exercise in futility. Have a blessed day!

          • truthteller

            If oil has made them rich, then it boggles the mind why you’re driving an SUV.

          • Brooklyn Farmer

            What do you drive troll?

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Driving SUV’s isn’t the problem, as there is more than enough oil to go around, especially with fracking. The problem is the Marxist totalitarian left is doing all it can to stop the development of our oil and natural gas resources, because they hate capitalism and nothing drives capitalism more than oil and natural gas. It’s also the reason why they created the whole global warming hoax to begin with, i.e., to kill and curtail capitalism as much as possible, and, of course, to also implement total government control of all things, i.e., Marxist totalitarianism, as much as possible at the same time.

            In any event, the USA is poised to become the leading world supplier of oil and natural gas in the not too distant future regardless of the efforts made by the Marxist totalitarian left to stop it. Nonetheless and needless to say, if not for the Marxist totalitarian left, the oil profits generated via oil sales of our Islamic enemies and our Russian enemies would be far less than what it is today if not for them. Therefore, instead of blaming SUV’s, you need to blame the Marxist totalitarian left.

          • Americana

            Why is your thinking so passé on the issue of oil and natural gas? It’s as if you’ve never heard anything about super-insulated building designs and green energy. I’ve got a friend whose passive solar home requires virtually no gas or oil or even wood to heat it in the winter. Why? Because it’s a superior design and he added geothermal heating.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Green energy doesn’t fuel my one ton pickup, it doesn’t fuel my boat, and it doesn’t fuel my 4 wheelers or my kids dirt bikes. In other words, it’s a fantasy of the left. There is no green energy. Just like there is also no global warming.

          • Americana

            Yo, OYM. Like I said, NONE of the legitimate Arab governments have endorsed the announcement of the Caliphate. In fact, Israel, seeing her chance to build some goodwill and military consensus in the region, has even offered to help Jordan. I’d say that action says all that needs to be said about how the Arab world is reacting to the Caliphate. But you keep on w/your fantasy Caliphate world since it obviously gives you quite a bit of pleasure to mutter on. I won’t even recommend therapy. You’re past that possibility and, since you’re certainly not going to educate yourself about foreign policy and international relations, there’s no point in suggesting you look beyond those blogs for more sensible socio-political visions.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Yo, OYM. Like I said, NONE of the legitimate Arab governments have endorsed the announcement of the Caliphate.”

            So there is no clear leader of the global jihad. We know.

            “In fact, Israel, seeing her chance to build some goodwill and military consensus in the region, has even offered to help Jordan.”

            Israel has had an excellent relationship with Jordan for the past 40+ years.

            “I’d say that action says all that needs to be said about how the Arab world is reacting to the Caliphate.”

            How?

            “But you keep on w/your fantasy Caliphate world since it obviously gives you quite a bit of pleasure to mutter on.”

            Those working on global sharia are delusional or we’re delusional for worrying about delusional murderers and their machinations?

            “You’re past that possibility and, since you’re certainly not going to educate yourself about foreign policy and international relations, there’s no point in suggesting you look beyond those blogs for more sensible socio-political visions.”

            Yes, we must all continue to study the excellent work of the Critical theorists. Radical change is possible if we find the right “scientific” angles. Utopia can be our reality if we all pull together and build consensus about blinding putting our faith in radical doctrines for change.

        • Dave

          You say the Balfour declaration was “nullified and superceded by subsequent, more rational insights into the regional situation that led to other partitioning agreements”. The Mandate for Palestine was, correctly speaking, ‘an agreement’ because it was unanimously agreed upon by the entire League of Nations. I’m aware there have been negotiations based upon UN resolution 242 with the hope of there being an agreement, but I am unaware of any actual agreements that have been finalised. Maybe I’ve missed something here. Could you say what they are and when they were passed so I can read about them?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            But…resolution? UN?

          • Dave

            The UN partition resolution was a non-binding recommendation that the Arabs rejected, and so does not constitute an ‘actual agreement that has been finalised’, and therefore legal Jewish entitlement remained. The only reason there is a discussion about the ‘territories’ is because the Jews have been willing to concede land they are legally entitled to for the sake of peace, and in the hope it will appease Arab violence; and the only reason the Arabs have convinced anyone that they should get what was not given to them in the Mandate is because they got violent – people want them to stop being violent, so they want the Jews to concede the land and give them what they want to stop the violenc. What they are not seeing in this short sighted view of things is what happens when you show people that their violence works to get them what they want because people are scared – they get more violent and demand more. If a Jewish subsection of the population of the other Mandate countries, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon began ccommitting acts of terror demanding sovereignty over their own regions in those countries, would we thereby think they were justified in aquiring portions of the sovereign territories of those countries?

        • Lightbringer

          “There has always been the intention to create a Palestinian state.”

          There has also always — if you define always as since 1947 — been a “Palestinian” state. The original Jewish State was partitioned. The Jews (who were then called Palestinians) got one-quarter, and the Arabs (who were then called and still remain Arabs, regardless of what you call them) got three quarters, across the Jordan River (Trans-Jordan). Trans-Jordan became Jordan, and in 1968 the Hashemite king kicked out Arafat and his thugs.

          • Americana

            Ah, no, Lightbringer, that’s not how the partition plan was finally decided upon. It was decided that the Palestinian Arabs would not simply vanish quietly into the night as had been sort of expected. With that recognition that the Palestinian Arabs would not willingly relinquish all their land, the partitioning took a more realistic view and awarded relatively similar land allocations to the Jews and to the Palestinian Arabs. This was a separate partition agreement from the original partition that created (Trans)Jordan. There’s no way the state of Israel is going to continue to claim that entire allotment of land. it’s not legal and it’s ridiculous they’re attempting to try to perform this historical sleight of hand.

          • Lightbringer

            Americana, Israel does not want anything east of the Jordan River. Let the poor King of Jordan have to deal with that.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          I believe the commenter is referring to what most of us learned from the “Palestinian” reactions to the Oslo Accords and Clinton’s failed interventions.

      • truthteller

        Linking things that shouldn’t be linked, and in fact are in themselves dubious.

    • American Patriot

      Britain was also singled out for vilification at the Durban conference as well. The organizers of the Durban conference are hypocrites and human rights violators. Communism and radical Islam, two ideologies that are like cancer.

    • Jack Smith

      Here’s a decent summary of Durban’s conference:
      (don’t read after eating!)

      http://www.jewishfederations.org/page.aspx?id=2279

      • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

        Thanks for the reference. I was trying to remember the details. There are always readers who see our comments that may be interested in the details.

  • wildjew

    Former President Bush (unlike Obama) refused to join this evil United Nations Human Rights Council. Hasn’t Obama given it legitimacy?

    Mr. Klein wrote: “The loss or maiming of even one innocent civilian life, particularly a child, is tragic to be sure.”

    We hear this a great deal even on Fox News. I understand the idea but think about it in terms of other wars; WWII for example where USAF and RAF firebombed German cities. Can you imagine Americans and the media saying, “The loss or maiming of even one innocent German civilian life, particularly a child, is tragic to be sure.” The Americans and the British deliberately targeted German and Japanese cities in an effort to demoralize the citizens so that they would stop supporting their country’s war effort.

    Klein: “When a traditionally civilian object (such as a civilian house) is occupied and used by combatants, it becomes a legitimate military target under international law so long as precautionary measures are taken to minimize civilian casualties, such as the advance warnings to occupants that Israel has provided.”

    Was this codified (Fourth Geneva Convention?) after the second world war? The jihadists hide among the civilian populace, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, etc. Is Barack Obama giving the terrorists hiding among civilians advanced warning before he incinerates them, their families and neighbors with drones?

  • https://twitter.com/LibsHateUs Ban Liberals

    The world hath no greater enemy than the UN.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      The CIVILIZED World hath no greater enemy than the UN.

      The savage Turd World hat no greater friend than the hijacked UN.

  • Evermyrtle

    The UN may be able to see more clearly, if rockets aimed at Israel were aimed at UN headquarters!!Who would dare?? Indeed!!!

  • Gee

    You left off a never mind – Never mind that it is the right of every sovereign state to decide what and whom can enter a country that those that cannot. In fact it is part of the UN Charter Article 2.

  • El Cid

    UNRWA’s “discovery” of milssiles in their school this week was just a tactic. They have been hiding weapons in schools for years. The announcement about the missiles was made in order to give the UN credibility on the “street”. Nothing happens in Gaza without the direction of Hamas. UNRWA employees are just other Gazans, no humanitarians from Sweden.

    Dr. Pillay is a career “diplomat” at the UN. It’s just another day on the job. She does not have a position of her own. She’s “just following orders”. God knows, there are enough leftist Jews in Manhattan for her to hang out with to make her feel good about what she is doing.

    • DontMessWithAmerica

      U.N. chatter and B.S. is irrelevant. UNRWA in on the site. Israel should deal with UNRWA just as it deals with Hamas because they have now proved that they are PART of Hamas.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        I wish the UNHRC, UN Hamass Rights Council would meet in Gaza – without the American and allied sane countries.

        Just the members of the UNHRC which voted FOR Gaza.

    • Michael Garfinkel

      Stalin said “When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope.”

      In 1952, the NKVD organized a letter-writing campaign, in which Jews wrote in to Pravda and other newspapers, advocating for the exile to Siberia of the surviving Jewish community in the Soviet Union.

      However, even Stalin, as cynical as he was, could not have forseen the enthusiasm with which safe and affluent Jews in the U.S. and Britain would seek to sell that rope to the Islamists.

  • steves5687

    Jerusalem Post on July 24:

    The Muslims are not happy!

    They’re not happy in Gaza.

    They’re not happy in Egypt

    They’re not happy in Libya.

    They’re not happy in Morocco.

    They’re not happy in Iran.

    They’re not happy in Iraq.

    They’re not happy in Yemen.

    They’re not happy in Afghanistan.

    They’re not happy in Pakistan.

    They’re not happy in Syria.

    They’re not happy in Lebanon.

    So, where are they happy?

    They’re happy in England.

    They’re happy in France.

    They’re happy in Italy.

    They’re happy in Germany.

    They’re happy in Norway.

    They’re happy in every country that is not Muslim.

    And who do they blame?

    Not Islam.

    Not their leadership.

    Not themselves.

    THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!

    ARABS:

    Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim terrorists are so quick to commit
    suicide.

    Let’s have a look at the evidence: No Christmas. No television. No nude women.
    No football. No pork chops. No hotdogs. No burgers. No beer. No bacon. Rags for
    clothes. Towels for hats. Constant wailing from some idiot in a tower. More
    than one wife. More than one mother-in-law. You
    can’t shave. Your wife can’t shave. You can’t wash off the smell of donkey. You
    wipe your #$%$ with your hand. You cook over burning camel sheeet. Your wife is
    picked by someone else. Your wife smells worse than your donkey. Then they tell
    you that “when you die, it all gets better”. No sheeet Sherlock! It’s
    not like it could get much worse! Less..

    • American Patriot

      England is not a country. England is an internal division of the country known as the United Kingdom (Britain). Calling the UK “England” is offensive to residents of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the UK’s other constituent parts.

      • Gee

        They are Eurotrash too – so let’s offend them – they offend me

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Most Americans could not care less about the silly distinctions in the UK. It’s just England.

        Just as most Americans could not care less about the sunni/shiite distinctions. It’s just Islam.

        • truthteller

          Careful, you’re exposing your ‘intelligence’ here.

          • Brooklyn Farmer

            Your lack of intelligence is apparent in all your post troll.

    • PatnTrucks

      I’m still laughing Steve – this is so very very true! Thanks for sharing! Oh and no dogs! and No pictures of people, or animals or flowers or trees and they want to destroy statues. There is no joy in islam. Do they like cats? I don’t know. Mohaha said he wouldn’t go in a house with a dog or a picture. What a sad sack piece of work that man had to be, then to get others like him to attack and murder the hard working pagan Arabs, Jews and Christians to take their wealth, women and property? Arabs should be ashamed of themselves and reclaim their identity and get back to the caravans, or truck driving.

      • Americana

        Oh, I dunno, the orthodox Jews don’t allow pictures of themselves either. Maybe it’s something about the old-timey religions? (SARC) Considering there are now lots of Muslims who are doing selfies of all kinds, there’s big change coming for Islam, one way or another.

        http://hummusforthought.com/2014/02/11/what-did-palestine-look-like-in-1896/

        • Lightbringer

          Most Orthodox Jews do allow pictures of themselves. My elder daughter-in-law, who is as nice and Orthodox as any Jewish mother would wish for her son, is an inveterate shutter-bug. Quite talented, actually. She and I both love to play the piano, too. And we (gasp!) READ NOVELS! I even write them, shame on me! While some Orthodox sects disapprove of these activities as being frivolous, most do not.

        • Michael Garfinkel

          Recently, Hamas executed a groom on the evening of his wedding for having had music and song at the wedding ceremony.

          Isis just announced in Mosul that all Christians must convert or be taxed.

          Next, they announced that all females must be genitally mutilated.

          Theatre and visual art, i.e. painting and sculpture, is prohibited on pain of death.

          When I read comments such as “it must be something about the old-time” religions” I get sick to my stomach.

      • Michael Garfinkel

        And no music.

        • IslamDownpressesHumanity

          I think all islamic clerics agree some music is acceptable, but only when played by certain instruments and at certain times (e.g. weddings or to incite jihad in the faithful).

          • Michael Garfinkel

            You’re wrong. See my other posts to this piece.

          • IslamDownpressesHumanity

            Wikiislam has a fatwah issued by an islamic cleric outlining when music is acceptable and what instruments are acceptable. The islamic cleric cites ahadith to back up his claims.

          • Michael Garfinkel

            Good to know.

            I sincerely hope that Gazan Bridegroom was able to argue from that position before he was shot dead.

          • IslamDownpressesHumanity

            You forgot to mention that dancing was also involved at that wedding. I don’t know what the islamic position is on dancing, but as far as I know muhammud was no Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Pal-e-SWINIANS can be Happy – in H E L L.

      • truthteller

        Really, bro, stop pushing a genocide, people might be watching.

        • Brooklyn Farmer

          Depressed with that dead-end job and have the Sunday night blue so you decided to go trolling, how quant.

          • IslamDownpressesHumanity

            He might be trolling in-between cab fares and banging his head on the ground for allah.

        • IslamDownpressesHumanity

          Why not? The charter of Hamas, the ruling party in Gaza, does.

    • truthteller

      Ah yes, the foils of global capital….

      • Brooklyn Farmer

        Tin foil hat would do you well

  • Doc

    United Neophytes there so new to this that they didn’t know any better so they decided to choose sides against the honest and back the evil. Barry will use any excuse to get their armed troops on our soil to kill Americans “part of his destroy America plan those animals will kill civilians because the have no fear of being shot at fatally and we all thought the body armor suites were for the post office

  • Lanna

    First the FAA curtails flights to Ben Gurion, with the prodding of this administration, to affect tourism, now Harry Reid wants to attach the funding for the Iron Dome System to the Border Control Bill, and hold it over Republican’s head……It is so obvious the hatred this administration has for Israel…continually faniggling to stop Israel’s right of defense! Howard Stern was 100% right…it you are against Israel, you are Against America…Go Howard!

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      AND against the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain…

    • truthteller

      With good reason. If Israel shot down a plane, intentionally or not as we’ve seen in the Ukraine, the administration would be blamed for allowing flights to continue. All air traffic must cease immediately.

  • Rick

    Maybe I’m just not smart enough to understand this, “She demanded proof beyond any doubt that the Gaza facilities are being used for military purposes before any force can be used against them. Even then the response by Israel must be “proportionate”. I agree with this article, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

    It’s interesting that she used the word PROPORTIONATE. That word suggests that if Hamas fires one rocket at Israel then Israel can only fire one rocket back at Hamas. But what if Israel’s Iron Shield stops the Hamas rocket, does that cancel out Israel’s right to respond? If the Israeli rocket gets through and the Hamas rocket is shot down, should Israel hold off until a Hamas rocket kills someone? What should happen if an Israeli rocket hits its target first, should Hamas get a “Free Kick” at the Israeli goal? And who would sit on the border as umpire for this conflict, Pillay? I doubt it.

    All this PROPORATIONATE response could do is to prolong the conflict indefinitely. By this thinking we would still be fighting WWII or WWI for that matter. In fact, theoretically, no war would end until everyone was dead.

    • Gee

      Proportional means using enough force to stop the aggression. That is the international legal definition. Israel is using disproportional force, because the rockets are still being fired.

      We must use a lot more force to end those war crimes

      • Michael Garfinkel

        The use of the term “proportional” is on a par with the term “racist” in this context.

        Both terms are deliberately misapplied and meaningless in this context.

  • Ken Kelso

    Hamas has turned Wafa Hospital into a command center and a rocket-launching site.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O9AHzUKYk8&feature=youtu.be

    • Ken Kelso

      Another good Joseph Klein article.

      http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/joseph-klein/a-tale-of-two-gazas/
      A Tale of Two Gazas
      July 21, 2014 by Joseph Klein

      This perfectly describes Hamas leaders.

      As Israel’s UN Ambassador Ron Prosor described Hamas’s exploitation of civilians to the Security Council: “From the safety of their luxury hotels in Qatar, Hamas leaders like Khaled Mashaal order room service with one hand and order Hamas to use Palestinians as human shields with the other.”

  • Ken Kelso

    Amazing article by Kay Wilson why Israel is the victim and Palestinians the aggressors.

    http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-terror-from-within/
    Kay Wilson
    January 24, 2014

  • Jeff

    The concept of “proportionate force” has some reasonable examples that have been acceptable to the UN. Take a country like Kuwait, an small oil-exporting country, yet with less than half the population of Israel and about the same land area. When it was attacked by Iraq in 1990, the wrath of the world fell on it immediately. Over 750,000 coalition forces were sent there to protect it, including 540,000 from the U.S. Result when Iraq was pushed out: 147 coalition troops killed vs. 35,000 Iraqis. It’s amazing what a tiny country with oil can do to change the concept of “proportionate force.”

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  • johnnywood

    I recommend that we move the entire U.N. operation from New York to Siberia. See how they like that.

    • ruth rosenstock

      or Jeddah–that would be more appropriate, since the OIC has taken over the UN.

  • fiddler

    “Pillay stated, which is precisely how the Gaza homes and other facilities that Israel goes after are being used. However, she brazenly accused Israel of overreacting in confronting the situation that Hamas has created by using Palestinian civilians as human shields. She demanded proof beyond any doubt that the Gaza facilities are being used for military purposes before any force can be used against them.”

    If she lived in a town where sirens were blaring non-stop to take cover, how would she react if someone asked her for proof beyond doubt that a people bent on her destruction was threatening her very existence through unrelenting rocket fire?

    • IslamDownpressesHumanity

      She should try catching a few of the rockets as they come down into Israel as part of her rigorous investigation into both sides of the issue.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Hamas not only uses civilian human shields in Gaza to protect its operatives and weapons.

    As if Hamas consist of radicals and women and children consist of moderates. The truth is there are no radicals and no moderates, because every fricking Muslim in the world including all the women and children wages jihad in one form or another. Meanwhile, the ones that don’t are summarily executed or at least condemned to burn in the hellfire if they managed it in secret.

    They are not civilians. Never have been, never will be. As there are no civilians in Islamic totalitarian society since waging jihad either violently or non-violently in the cause of Allah to ultimately make Islam and Islamic totalitarian society supreme throughout the world is a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all Muslims including the women and children, and, indeed, serving as human shields is the one of the main ways that women and children in Islamic totalitarian civilization wage jihad in their own way.

    We are not talking here about people that a part of our Christian-Judeo civilization. Not to mention that with the exception of maybe a few unhinged radical leftists, women and children of Christian-Judeo civilization never ever serve as human shields. Instead, we are talking here about Muslims that are members of Islamic totalitarian civilization. So please stop assuming that human shields are civilians as if they are products of Christian-Judeo civilization. As Islamic totalitarian civilization is radically different from our own Christian-Judeo civilization.

    When are you writers going to ever finally figure this stuff out and stop misleading your readers by injecting your own stupidity and false perceptions upon your readers? It’s utterly pathetic. No wonder everyone is so damn stupid when it comes to understanding Islam and Muslims. They are all being misled! Indeed, you guys are as destructive as the Taqiyya artists!

    As for as the UN goes, what do you expect as it is nothing but a cesspool for Marxist totalitarians and Islamic totalitarians? Anyone with at least half a brain knows that the USA and Israel have no fricking business being members of that cesspool, because nothing good can ever come of it, at least with respect for countries that truly believe in freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

  • facebookpvastoretips

    Please stop the war..
    where is the love..
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  • Lucifer Yahweh Orloff

    This article is total rubbish. Israel is scapegoating the Palestinians, blaming them for what Israel is doing to them. If Israel thinks there’s weapons in a school, they bomb the whole school, and kill all the children, and then they blame Hamas for the death of the innocent children, when it was clearly Israel who bombed the school. Any accusation of human rights abuses must be taken seriously, and the United States is the only nation vetoing any investigation. Israel has NO Constitution. They say the Torah is their Constitution and book of law. Doesn’t that book say something like THOU SHALT NOT KILL??? Recently, an Israeli member of parliament said that all Palestinians are terrorists and the women should be killed, to prevent more terrorists from being born. Palestinians are not allowed to have any form of military, according to Israel. Hamas is their democratically elected political group. Israel is not even a democracy. It is a theocracy, based upon the Torah. So theocratic Israel won’t allow democratic Palestine to have any weapons or military to defend themselves. Therefore all civilians are military targets, because they have no uniform, so they all look the same. Israel is clearly guilty of crimes against humanity. Even the non-combatant members of Hamas are being imprisoned without a fair trial. It’s a mess…

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Lucifer Muhammed Savage,

      160,000+ dead in Syria, that’s Arabs killing Arabs, exemplifies the “Religion of Peace” at work.

      Arabs can’t get along with Arabs? What a surprise.

    • Well Done

      Lucifer, you lot can give up this “Israel is lying” nonsense. Seriously, you idiot, after generations of the same lies every time Israel tries to make you inbred monkeybuggers stop your war crimes, the world is tired of you. Give it up. Realize what a mess you have made with Hamas. Now Israel is forced to make a mess of Hamas… and that means you, because Hamas is literally hiding in your basement and won’t let you shelter there.

  • Matthew Johnston

    Half what is reported is lies, I can get a chest shot at 1000m with a 7.62, about 1200m with a .300WM and 1900m with a .50 so how does an IDF sniper shoot a child at 3000m. It is not factual and no one questions it and it is reported as fact. It is a lie. Like that snuff footage of a so called IDF sniper killing a civilian one it is one shot, one kill by a sniper. But like the boy it is a lie and Hamas are killing Palestinians and blaming Israel. And the UN talk about war crimes.

  • steve b

    WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO HAVE ISRAEL SEND SOME JETS OVER HERE TO DESTROY THE UN BUILDING, THAT OTHER NEST OF TERRORISM?

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    New York Stands with Israel: Community-Wide Rally

    When & Where
    Monday, July 28, 2014
    12:30 p.m.
    Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
    enter at 2nd Avenue and 47th Street
    New York, NY 10017

    http://www.ujafedny.org/event/view/new-york-stands-with-israel-community-wide-rally/

  • USARetired

    Isreal is the only ally and friend of this USA in the Middle East, however with this Islamist, Illegal, physco at the helm in America, that is about to be destroyed!

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  • keyster

    The UN are the worldwide “unfairness” police. Wherever there is supposed oppression by the West, the UN must condemn it from on-high.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Ludicrous that the UN should ignore the atrocities of Islam from Boko Haram to ISIS and focus its attention upon imaginary infractions of Israel.
    The UN has been infested by figurative political and biological material bed bugs and head lice for a long time.

  • luckyintheorder

    Who was the 1 against?

    • ruth rosenstock

      the US

      • IslamDownpressesHumanity

        I would’ve figured it would be Russia.

  • USARetired

    The UN is no longer a useful organization, and has not been for a long time! It would serve America much better if the News agencies ignored them instead of wasting time and money!

  • steves5687

    How can you tell a Jew Hater is speaking…?
    All over the world Islamists are cutting off people’s heads, killing women and children, taking people hostage and murdering them, threatening genocide against Jews, murdering Christians and burning churches while carrying out genocide against Muslims in Darfur, and regularly broadcasting hate speech on TV in every Arabic country? Muslims kill far more of each other every week than Jews have killed in the past hundred years! They have no civil rights, no equal rights, no gay rights, no women’s rights, no due process, no tolerance for anyone else and have a savage religion that instructs it’s people to conquer the world for Islam and kill everyone who
    won’t convert. While Jews lived in the Middle East for nearly 4,000 years & Christians
    for 2,000 years, the Muslims have only been around for 1500 years but there is no room in the Middle East for a single Christian or Jew! ISIS have announced that all
    Christians must convert to the cancer that is Islam and if they refuse they’ll
    have their heads lopped off. How do you tell it’s Jew Hate? When racist Jew
    Haters condemn Israel for protecting itself against the same savages that would
    be lopping of the Jew Hater’s heads!

  • kenaan

    An image of a Palestinian woman who has lost all of her 5 kids in an Israeli F16 air bombardment on KhanYunis.We do not want any body to cry on our victims ,but imagine yourselfliving in a town where you have no means to protect your home from air raids .And if you react with a 1 thousandth fire power of a handmade rocket , then you are a terrorist .You and your family should be eliminated .This equation has to be altered ,and that shall happen.

    • Gislef

      I don’t think “we do not any body to cry on our victims…” means what you think it means.

      • Brooklyn Farmer

        Must have been a hiccup in Google translate.

    • Well Done

      So you blame your opponent for fighting back, and vow to retaliate for it? How stupid. You are a subhuman fool. Note that Egypt doesn’t want you useless pig floggers either. You’re a bunch of inbred airheads.

    • Brooklyn Farmer

      Hamas needs to be held accountable for their use of human shields. Israel needs to do the humanitarian thing and that is to destroy Hamas.

    • UCSPanther

      May a thousand Dresdens befall you…

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      5 kids died, but she survived?

      She used children as her personal Human Shields – as directed by Fascist HamASS.

    • http://oddhammer.com/tutorials/debt_clock/US_debt_clock_dynamic.swf John Barleycorn

      THEY WERE SACRIFICED FOR ISLAM, THAT’S HOW ISLAM DOES IT . .ISLAM IS BAD FOR MUSLIMS ..

  • Lightbringer

    The United States would be well rid of the United Nations, both as a nest of spies and scofflaws in New York and as a financial drain on and insult to the American people. Let them move to Somalia or some other garden spot and leave us alone. Or to put it in BumperSticker-ese, US Out Of UN, UN Out Of US.

  • truthteller
    • Brooklyn Farmer

      Unfortunately troll, it can’t even be used as toilet paper.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      taqiyyateller,

      Happy Eternal Nakba!

      • IslamDownpressesHumanity

        Don’t forget to wish him many more Nakbas!

    • UCSPanther

      You think we are stupid?

      You have real nerve.

      May a thousand Dresdens befall you.

    • Brooklyn Farmer

      Nothing more than a piece of trolling garbage.

  • gerry

    Wonder how much Ban and the rest of the low lives got from Qatar.every man has is price and so is the UN.Organisation that sales itself to highest bidder.Remember Saddam Hussein bought the lot,accordig to Annan adviser.

  • IslamDownpressesHumanity

    Why would Russia vote in favor the measure (how does falsely demonizing Israel advance their interests)? Does the US ambassador to the UN vote according to the wishes of the 0?

  • http://oddhammer.com/tutorials/debt_clock/US_debt_clock_dynamic.swf John Barleycorn

    THE UN MUST BE DESTROYED, THEY DO NOT SERVE FREE PEOPLE, THEY ARE THE ARM OF THE NWO . . .DESTROY THE UN…

  • Stinky

    Fuck the U.N. They’re all a bunch of Muslim sympathizing assholes. Where’s their outcry against all the Muslim beheadings and rapings? Honestly, someone should blow up the U.N. building with them in it. They can relocate it to the moon. These anti-American, anti-Israel thugs should not be allowed on American soil.