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The United Nations plays a constructive role in Middle East affairs - REALLY?

If you’re thinking that the United Nations plays a constructive role in Middle East affairs, this Blog is for you.

A lobby began within the United Nations General Assembly in the mid-1970s as Arab nations and the Soviets diligently promoted passage of resolutions attacking Israel while supporting the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

For instance, this bloc of dictatorial and autocratic countries instigated passage of Resolution 3379 in 1975 which slandered Zionism by branding it a form of racism. U. S. Ambassador Daniel Moynihan called the resolution an “obscene act” while Israeli Ambassador Chaim Herjog voiced that the resolution was “based on hatred, falsehood and arrogance.” It took six years, but on December 16, 1991, the General Assembly voted 111-25 (with 13 abstentions and 17 delegates absent or not voting) to repeal Resolution 3379. No Arab country voted for repeal. The PLO denounced the vote and the U.S.’s role.

Israel is the object of more investigative committees than any other state in the U.N. system. For example, nearly 49% of condemnations from the U.N. Human Rights Commission refer to Israel alone (38 total resolutions), while rogue states such as Iran and Libya have been criticized only once. Even Syria was never mentioned until Syrian troops began slaughtering its citizens in the summer of 2011.

As another example of gross bias at the U.N., its Security Council in March 2005 barely acknowledged a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, Israel that was carried out by Islamic Jihad. Unlike the resolutions invoked against Israel while she defends herself, the Security Council issued only a “policy statement” urging the Palestinian Authority to “take immediate, credible steps to find those responsible for this terrorist attack” and encouraged “further and sustained action to prevent other acts of terror.” The statement required the consent of all 15 members of the Security Council. The one Arab member, Algeria, would not sign on until a reference to Islamic Jihad was deleted. What a farce!

But wait ‘’til you hear this: The U.N. Security Council has never adopted a single resolution condemning a terrorist atrocity committed against Israel. You gotta’ be kidding! There’s hardly a week that goes by that terrorists are not molesting Israel. But, let’s continue to look at history.

As a peace initiative, Israel agreed to disengage from the Gaza Strip in August 2005. But, even before the disengagement began, the Palestinian Authority produced banners that read, “Gaza Today. The West Bank and Jerusalem Tomorrow.” It was discovered by a news agent that these banners were produced with funds from the U.N. Development Program and were printed with the U.N.’s logo.

Even though history proves that the best path to peace is when negotiations occur directly between the conflicting parties, the U. N. constantly undermines this principle. Time and again, their General Assembly has adopted resolutions that are biased and disadvantageous to Israel on critical issues such as Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and settlements.

So, here is the real truth: The United Nations does not play a constructive role in Middle East affairs!

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This is Wayne Ammons, spreading the truth, and I hope you will verify it for yourself. May God bless you.

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