UN Year In Review: 21 Condemnations For Israel, None For Hamas Or China
Over the course of 2018, the United Nations has voted to adopt some 27 condemnations — the vast majority of which were directed at the nation of Israel.
According to Hillel Neuer, executive director of United Nations Watch, 21 of the 27 condemnations were aimed at Israel. Iran, Syria, North Korea, Russia, Myanmar and the United States each received one.
Total of 2018 Condemnations adopted at UN General Assembly:
North Korea 1
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) December 26, 2018
What is perhaps more striking is the fact that totalitarian China had none — and neither did the terrorist organization Hamas. In fact, just weeks ago, the UN failed to pass a U.S.-led resolution that would have condemned Hamas for firing on Israel. (RELATED: US-Sponsored United Nations Resolution To Condemn Gaza Terror Group Hamas Fails)
Sohrab Ahmari, the op-ed editor at the New York Post, noted the disparity. He pointed out that Israel, though certainly flawed, was a democracy with a “free press, free elections, a boisterous parliament.”
A tiny Jewish democracy — imperfect but vibrant, with a free press, free elections, a boisterous parliament, minorities working at the highest levels of government, etc. etc. — received 21 UN condemnations.
Syria and North Korea, one each. Totalitarian China, none. https://t.co/OA6IKUau0o
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) December 27, 2018
A number of Trump administration officials — including the out-going Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley — have been harsh critics of the apparent double standard the international body has regarding Israel.
RT @USUN: Today we spoke some hard truths. We can’t talk about peace in the Middle East until we can agree on a basic condemnation of Hamas and its terrorism. The UN had a chance to do that today, and it failed. pic.twitter.com/BSHvdgy94J
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) December 7, 2018
condemning a terrorist organization should be easy. https://t.co/ei503400Z7
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) December 6, 2018