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lmao. This organization can't even condemn terrorism :lol: This is the body the anti semites expect Israel to take seriously? What a waste of money...

 

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations General Assembly failed on Thursday to adopt a U.S. resolution that condemned terrorist acts by Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups -- a blow for the U.S. push to curb anti-Israel bias at the body.

The U.S. resolution would have condemned Hamas for “repeatedly firing rockets into Israel and for inciting violence, thereby putting civilians at risk.” It would also have demanded that Hamas “and other militant actors, including Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” cease all provocative and violent actions; and condemn Hamas efforts to construct tunnels to infiltrate Israel and launch rockets into civilian areas.

But after a procedural move by Kuwait and Bolivia, the body adopted a rule that meant the U.S. resolution needed a two-thirds majority to be adopted. The resolution picked up a plurality of 87 votes in support and 57 against -- with 33 abstentions. But it was not enough to meet the two-thirds threshold.

Ahead of the vote, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused those who pushed for the two-thirds threshold of "double standards" and of trying to torpedo the resolution. In a speech to the chamber, she noted that, despite the many resolutions condemning and criticizing Israel, the U.N. has never passed a resolution condemning Hamas.

"That, more than anything else, is a condemnation of the United Nations itself," she said.

"There is nothing more anti-Semitic than saying we cannot condemn terrorism against Israel, while we would not hesitate for a minute to condemn the same acts if they were taken against any other country," she went on to say, noting the thousands of rockets from Hamas fired at civilian areas in Israel.

After accusing Hamas of turning Gaza, which it has controlled since 2007, into a "police state" and using torture and arbitrary arrests against political opponents, she asked Arab countries about their support for the group.


"I want to take a personal moment, and ask my Arab brothers and sisters: Is the hatred that strong? Is the hatred toward Israel that strong that you'll defend a terrorist organization?" she asked.

The failure to adopt the resolution is likely only to fuel further concerns that the body is uniquely anti-Israel as it struggles to condemn a terrorist group by name, while regularly passing resolutions that criticize Israel. The U.S. has made the argument that the U.N. is biased against Israel for years, but has intensified that argument during the Trump administration.

Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and President of Human Rights Voices, told Fox News that the Trump administration had given the U.N. a "clear choice" as to whether to condemn Hamas.

"In failing to do so, the plain fact is that the UN General Assembly refused to condemn an organization committed to the genocidal elimination of the Jewish state and the Jewish people," she said. "The reality cannot be avoided any longer: the UN is the headquarters of modern antisemitism and the people of the United States should rescind their support accordingly."

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/haley-set-for-un-showdown-over-historic-vote-to-condemn-hamas


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The UN needs to be relocated to anyplace within reach of Hamas rockets.  Perhaps then they'll change their tune.


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