Thursday, June 18, 2015

What is the evidence that the United Nations is biased against Israel?

What is the evidence that the United Nations is biased against Israel?
The Palestine-Israel issue and other Arab-Israeli conflicts take up a significant portion of the debate time, resources and resolutions at the United Nations. The United Nations Security Council was founded in 1948 and till 2012; it passed 79 resolutions that were directly critical of Israel due to its violations of the resolutions of U.N. Security Council, the Geneva Conventions, international acts of terrorism and international law. In Lebanon alone, Israel is subject to the violations of 15 UNSC resolutions which include using military force, not complying with the cease-fire agreements and withdrawing of forces from Lebanon.

The Palestinian partition plan in November 1947 was the earliest of resolutions by the United Nations, which was adopted by the General Assembly of UN. Since then, it has passed numerous resolutions, playing a central role in trying to resolve the issues of the region. The UN has also sponsored a number of peace negotiations between the two parties, the 2000 Road Map for peace being the latest one. A resolution in 1975, Resolution 3379, stated “Zionism is racism.” However, it was rescinded in 1991.
Most of the decisions of the UNO, which were also supported by the countries of Organization of the Islamic Conference, were critical of Israel’s treatment with the Palestinians. Because of these resolutions, a number of pro-Israel parties blame UNO for its bias against Israel. It is important to note here that the Jewish community has always considered the UN for taking a hostile approach towards Israel even after the fact that the United Nations played a fundamental role in the efforts of Jews to create the State of Israel.
Despite the fact that Israel believes the UN to have shown bias against them in history, there have been positive developments for Israel at this international body. The UN has a number of Israeli diplomats appointed to various positions. An Israeli official headed one of the committees of the organization in 2007. It was Rony Adam, the head of UN department of Israeli Foreign Ministry who presided over the UN Committee for Program and Coordination.
Moreover, in 2005, Israel was given the deputy chairmanship of the United Nations Disarmament Commission. In the same year, Permanent Representative to the UN and Israel’s Ambassador, Dan Gillerman, was elected as one of the 21 vice presidents of the General Assembly. This candidacy was brought forward by the Western European and others Group.
The United Nations has also considered issues that concern Israel and the Jewish community, particularly the ones related to Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism. So it would be wrong to say that the United Nations is biased against Israel..

Let me just make one thing clear. Palestine did exist before 1948 but not as a nation with a self-ruling government etc but as a geographical region. The whole area was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire which was then taken by the British following their defeat in WW1. The word ‘Palestine’ comes from the word Philistia where an ancient people known as the Philistines come from. The Roman Emperor Hadrian gave the name to the region ‘Palestine’ to erase any trace of the Jew’s ownership or connection to the land after the failed Jewish revolt led by Simon Bar Kochba in 70 CE The entire area was known as Judea and Samaria before Hadrian banished the Jews in 70 CE.
When the land was desolate Arabic nomads settled in the area and yes they had a culture; Arab Culture not Palestinian in a sense that it was ever a nation to begin with. Also don’t forget even though most of the Jews were banished from the land, some, by some miracle was able to stay. So before 1948 the area was called Palestine with some Palestinian Jews and Arabs living side by side together. The conflict only started when they tried to create a Jewish State and rightly so since the Jews has had continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years. The Arabs would have been happy under Jewish rule as can be seen by hundreds of satisfied Israeli Arabs living in Israel now. In fact these Arabs enjoy more freedom and benefits than Arabs living in Arab countries. Anyway the Jews being the original owners of the land is a historical fact supported by archaeological discoveries. Even secular historians will agree with this. Only a brainwashed idiot will refuse to accept this fact.
Every time an archaeological dig uncovers ancient Jewish artifacts that predates any other artifacts of other cultures or races. So who does the land of Israel belong to? The Jews. This is not a myth but a fact. Sadly Arabs refuse to acknowledge this due to their hatred for the Jewish state and their goal to antagonize it until it is wiped off the face of the Earth. Jews has been persecuted and driven out of all the Arab countries yet there are no Jewish refugees. Why? Because Israel has absorbed them. On the other hand there are millions of ‘Palestinian Arab refugees. Why because the Arabs countries don’t want them and use them as an open sore to antagonize Israel.Why cant this refugees go to Jordan. After all Jordan was part of the region called Palestine meaning that they are Palestinian lands. So why can that side of Palestine be called Jordan and the other side not be called Israel. Its because of the Arabs hatred of the Jews as a nation and as a people in general. The Arabs inside Jordan can have their own country and call it Jordan and the Jews cant have their own state. These are facts the anti-Israel camp refuses to accept because they choose to be deluded and and believe in a lie that they have turned into a myth. Can’t get anymore brainwashed than that. Also people gripe and gribble pettily about Israel being allowed to have nukes and selling weapons. Have you ever heard of Israel threatening to wipe off an Arab country off the face of the Earth? No. Have you ever heard an Arab Muslim country go on and on about destroying the state of Israel? Yes. Hence Israel is allowed to arm themselves. Keyword here is Self-Defense. So there you go.

To Mohamad:-
So you think that one day you will kick all the Jews out of Israel as your Arab brothers (if you are an Arab and not an Asian) as you made one million Jews stateless, homeless and pennyless from their homeland in the Middle-East and the Maghreb especially after the Arab-Israel war of 1948, when the Arab armies failed to destroy Israel at it’s inception, whereby they scapegoated the defenceless Jews of the Arab-world to vent their anger, hatred and vengeance as a means of solace for their defeat. My parents were just one of the one million Jews that were either kicked or who fled for their lives rather than be butchered by your brethren. My parents lost everything, but they worked hard and didn’t take charity as the Palestinians did for the past 63 years. We the forgotten Jews of the Middle-East and North-Africa outnumbered the Arab refugees of the former British Mandate of Palestine by almost two to one, however no one wishes to talk about the parallel issue of the Jewish refugees, they only discuss the Palestinian issue. Well over 50% of the Jewish population in Israel today comprise of the Jews and their descendants whom originated from the Arab lands. 75% of the Jews from the Arab lands are citizens of Israel and and the remainder are scattered all over the USA, Canada, Central & South America, Australia, South Africa, France, the UK and some in Italy, SpaIN & Portugal.

I would like to ask the following to the Israel bashers in here:
Do you believe there are such things as facts – yes or no?
If yes, why do you falsely claim that a ‘Palestinian people exists and yet reject 4000 years of Jewish history in Israel?
If you accept facts, why do you ignore that the Arab world seeks Israel’s annihilation since 1948? Is annihilating an entire country or ethnic group of people a human right? If Israel decides to do the same with the Arabs and Moslems – will that be considered to be a human right?
If you deny the existence of facts and if you insist that there is no reality or facts but merely subjective opinions, wkat makes your opinions moral or legitimate? After all – there are just opinions and no right and wrong?
If you adhear to equality of all human beings, why do you reject pro-Israeli statements as “people who studied at an Israeli university” and uses the word Zionist as if it was an insult? First of all, no pro-Israeli comment, provided it is factual, should be discarded merely because a Jewish person/Israeli person made that statement because that means you judge that person due to his ethnic and racial identity – and that’s racist and morally repugnant. Second, Zionist is not an insult nor is it an invective.
I have a few questions for you Jew haters and Israel bashers – provided of course you admit the existence of facts and reality and the quality of all men – Jews included:
1) Why is “Palestine” a Roma’n/Latin name? Why do Arab nationalists use a Roman/Latin name?
2) Why is there no letter “p” in Arabic?
3) Why is there no “Palestine” or “Palestinians ever mentioned – not once, in the Bible or the Koran?
4) Why does both the Bible and the Koran admit that Israel is the Jewish homeland and therefore Jewish property?
5) Why are pro-Israeli Christians accused of being “subjective” due to their religious beliefs but you don’t say the same about pro-Arab voices? Why are pro-Israeli voices among non Jews ‘subjective” whereas pro-Arab opinions are all of the sudden accepted as the truth? Christians may be religious, but that does not mean they are not speaking the truth. They are in fact reffering to ancient history.
6) Why are Jewish claims to Israel always equated with the Bible and why is the Bible always portrayed as religious jiggery-pokery? First of all, the Bible is not one books but several books in one volume written by many authors for many centuries. Second, the Bible does not only consist of religious jiggery-pokery and myths and legends. Actual geographical locations in the Bible are to be found in real physical Israel of the ancient times and of today (and also verified by other ancient civilizations) – places such as: Jerusalem, Hebron, Jericho, Betlehem, Beer Sheva, Yafo (an Israelite seaport used by the ancient kings – King David and King Solomon to trade with Phoenicia – recounted both by the Bible and by non Jewish and non Biblical sources as well), Nasareth, Masada, Dead Sea and so on. All these places exist in the real world. Also the Bible speaks of the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Yehuda. But it is not only the Bible that speaks of ancient Israel. Ancient Egyptian, Hittite, Canaanite, Edomite, Phoenician, Philisteene, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman sources confirm the existence of ancient Israel and ancient Yehuda/Judea and the ancient Jews/Israelites. Many non Jewish ancient civilizations confirm in their historical records what is already confirmed in the Bible. The Bible speaks of the Assyrian conquest of the Kingdom of Israel. The Assyrians and their historical records also speak of this conquest of Israel and the bringing of Israelite slaves into Assyria. The Bible speaks of the Babylonian conquest of the Kingdom of Yehuda. Babylonian records speak of the destruction and conquest of Yehuda and the Jewish exiles brought from Yehuda into Babylon. Ancient Persian records reveal that King Cyrus the Great vanquished the Babylonians and allowed the Jews to return to Israel/Yehuda and rebuild the land, the city of Jerusalem the Jewish temple. The Greeks speak of the Jews and so do the Romans. Why do all these civilizations mention the Jews if we Jews “have no rights to the land” and that our ancient history is supposedly “nonsense”? How do you explain all these things? Rejecting the Bible all together as jiggery-pokery reveals extreme and blatant ignorance and second, with or without the belief in God, with or without the belief that God gave the land of Israel to the Jewish/Israelite people, it still remains an undeniable historical fact that millions of Jewish men, women and children lived in the ancient land of Israel called -you guessed it -Israel. Independently of their religious beliefs, ancient Israel was and is a very real, tangible and physical fact.
7) Nationalism has been alien to the Arabs who have for 1400 years lived as nomads and Bedouins in multi-ethnic and multi-racial “Arab” empires, whose majority population – locals, subjects, citizens, slaves, soldiers, mercenaries, physicians, mathematicians, merchants, kings and royals were no ethnic Arabs – merely Arab speaking Muslims of primarily Iranian/Persian, Kurdish, Turkish, Jewish, Berber and African origins. Very few kings and royals and indeed very few people in the Arab empires could boast with pure Arabian blood. The Koran’s definition of an Arab is a Nomad – a social function – someone who lives in the desert, but since any ethnic group can live in the desert it doesn’t have to entail a certain ethnic character. The Arab definition of an Arab is someone who speaks Arabic. Anyone who learns Arabic becomes an Arab. The Arabs of today, in 22 Arab states, and the Arabs of Israel today and the so called “Palestinians”, are ethnically speaking as mixed as the Arabs of the past. If there are no Arabs today, how can there be any “Palestinian” “Arabs” to begin with?
8) Jewish/Israelite history started 2000 BCE meaning 4000 years ago. Arab history started in the 7th century C.E 1400 years ago, on the south western corner of the Arabian peninsula, hundreds of kilometers away from Israel, 2600 years after the Jews established themselves in the land of Israel. How can the Arabs be the natives of Israel? How could the Arabs have lived in Israel prior to the Jews? Historically, geographically and physically impossible.
9) Most of the so called “Palestinians” are actually multi-ethnic/multi-racial Arab speaking Muslims of primarily Iranian, Kurdish, Turkish, Afghan, Egyptian, Sudanese, Somalian, Black African, Tartar, Bosnian, Albanian, Greeks, Italian and German origins and some of them arrived in Israel 200-300 years ago and moved here due to the political ambitions of the Ottoman empire (the Turks), many of them arrived in Israel (or Palestine under Ottoman rule) as guest workers coming to Jewish cities and industries being built in the land of Israel in the mid and late 19th century, but most of them, the vast majority of those “Palestinians” came to Israel in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. That’s hardly ancient history and that’s hardly a homogenous distinct united separate ethnic group of people.
10) The Romans renamed Israel/Yehuda into “Palestine” or Palaestina to spite the Jews since the Jews fought against the Roman occupation 2000 years ago (the Romans mentioned no “Palestinian’ people or country – why?) and since Jews made such a resistance, the Romans who vanquished the Jews in the 2nd century C.E wanted to erase all evidence that Israel is the Jewish homeland, so the Romans searched through historical records and found out that the arch enemy of ancient Israel was the Philisteenes – an Indo-European ethnic group of people (also mentioned in the Bible that you love to hate) originating from the today Greek island of Crete – they were no Arabs, spoke no Arabic and were no Muslims, but they conquered the Israelite coast and built cities like Gaza, Ashkelon and Ashdod and they fought both against Israel and Egypt and lost against both nations. The Philisteenes were utterly destroyed and disappeared from the stage of history possibly in the 9th or 8th century BCE – meaning 2700-2800 years ago, 900-1000 years before the Romans began to call Israel “Palaestina” and 1300-1400 years before a single Arab or Moslem or mosque even existed in Israel or the Middle East or the Arabian peninsula. But the name “Palestine”comes from Philisteene which means “invader”. If Arabs/”Palestinians”claim Philisteene ancestry they have to explain how they can both the Arabs from the Arabian peninsula and yet belong to a completely different ethnic-cultural and linguistic group of people not from the Arabian peninsula but from Crete- 1300-1400 years before Arabs even entered Israel as invaders and conquerors. Claiming that Arabs/”Palestinians” that entered Israel primarily in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s are related to an ethnic group of people that has been dead now for at least 2700-2800 years is intellectually dishonest.
11) If Arabs/”Palestinians” claim Canaanite ancestry they will fail again. The Canaanite language was almost identical to Hebrew. The ancient Hebrews/Israelites needed no interpreters to understand the Canaanites. The Israelites and Canaanites intermarried and some Canaanites even converted to the Israeli faith and became Israelites themselves, so the claim that Israelites/Hebrews came to Israel/Canaan after the Canaanites is a truth wit a slight modification because many Jews/Israelites back in those days actually had Canaanite ancestry. There is only one ethnic group today that can claim Canaanite ancestry and that’s the Jews/Israelis. The Canaanites completely assimilated into the Jewish nation in the 8th century BCE. Why is Hebrew so similar to the Canaanite language and why is Arabic so different from Canaanite? If Arabs claim Canaanite ancestry, why don’t Arabs speak Canaanite?
12) What kings, dynasties, palaces, temples, buildings, structures, currency, capital, language, alphabet, religion, kingdom, state, nation state, city state, republic, duchy, principality or empire did the “Palestinians” have and why is it that not a single ancient civilization ever mentions – not once, not anywhere, any “Palestinian” people, nation, tribe, culture, civilization, state or kingdom?
You Israel bashers and anti-Semites have to answer these questions.
You are ideologically motivated biased racists that want to steal our 4000 years of Jewish history and erase and replace us from history with an invented “Palestinian” people simply because you cannot accept that Jews have equal national rights among the nations. Denying us national rights merely because we are Jews is racism. Claiming we can’t steal the land from the “Palestinians’ is a blatant and extreme lie of the highest order since the land in dispute has been ours for the past 4000 years. The world would be a lot better place if you could simply leave this tiny and peaceful country alone and embrace Israel and the Jewish people in the human family – that is, if you are not racists and believe in the equality of human life.

  1. What exactly makes pro-Israeli opinions “biased” and how exactly did you come to that conclusion? Your comment was not censored as you can see. What exactly makes pro- “Palestinian” statements objective?
    What proof do you have that this website does not post facts? If you claim otherwise, then prove that this website is “wrong” and prove that you are right. Can you prove that this website’s statements as not being factual? Can you prove that the “Palestinian” side is factual? I recommend you that you read my previous post in here and start to answer some really serious questions -that is if you dare, if you have the guts and the integrity and honesty to do so.
    The United Nations is nothing what you describe it. The United Nations is dominated by undemocratic states, the UN has not been able to stop a single genocide, war or occupation in this world since the inception of the UN in 1945. The United Nations equalled Zionism with racism – meaning the UN equated Jewish nationalism and self determination as “racism” but its strange that “Palestinian”, Arab, Turkish, Iranian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Hungarian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Italian and Spanish nationalism – as examples, are not labeled “racism” – the “anti- nationalism” sentiments is only expressed against Israel in the UN. The UN has NEVER criticized once a single Arab war of aggression against Israel.
    It is not this website that is biased – YOU are biased, since you think that the only “normal” or “natural” relationship one can have with Israel and the Jewish people is a relationship of animosity, hostility and criticism.
    You are not an anti-Semite? Rejecting someone’s statement because it is made by a Jew/Israeli and that statement happens to be supportive of his country – rejecting all of that, is racism. If you hate an ethnic group of people and their country because of their ethnicity, then you are a racist. Plain and simple and there is no way you can talk yourself out of it. There is no good and bad hatred and good and bad racism. All racism and hatred is evil and bad. You are not an anti-Semite? But why in that case are you so hostile to Israel? If you want to criticize Israel’s actions you have to explain what’s wrong with Israel’s actions besides the fact that Israel is claiming the land of our ancestors in which we have lived for the past 4000 years – and don’t give me that nonsense of “occupation”. International law defines occupation as State A conquers State B as a result of war but since neither a “Palestinian” state nor people have existed in recorded history there can’t be any occupation. We haven’t “stolen” or “occupied” anyone’s land – its OUR land and it has been for the past 4000 years.
    If you are angry with Israel’s actions then criticize Israel’s actions – don’t attack Israel and Zionism.
    Other countries don’t recognize Judea, Samaria and Gaza as ours? And how did they come to that conclusion – exactly? Much of the world is ignorant of history and dependent on Arab oil -the very same Arab oil that is being used to manipulate political votes in the “infallible” UN General Assembly.
    I also wish to add something else:
    Did you know that the UN, the world, Lebanon, the Arabs of Gaza, Judea, Samaria and Jordan violate international law every day?
    The San Remo treaty of 1920 (and also verified and confirmed by the Anglo-American treaty signed December 3rd 1924 in London UK) stipulated the borders of the Jewish state and the borders of the Jewish state were meant to be Cis-Jordan (including Jerusalem, Gaza, Judea, Samaria and Golan Heights), Trans-Jordan (Jordan) and SOUTHERN LEBANON UP UNTIL THE BEND OF THE LITANI RIVER. According to the San Remo treaty and the Anglo-American treaty – legally binding documents that the UN and the world violate EVERY DAY, these territories belong to Israel.
    And further more: the Doctrine of Estoppel is a principle used in international law and the Doctrine of Estoppel means that a country cannot violate a treaty they signed before. Examples: many decades ago, the world, including Norway, agreed that Greenland belongs to Denmark. Norway singed that treaty. Decades later the Norwegians claim Greenland – in direct violation of the Doctrine of Estoppel.
    Since the world agreed in the San Remo treaty of 1920 and the Anglo-American treaty of 1924, that the borders of the Jewish state would be Cis-Jordan, Trans-Jordan and southern Lebanon up until the bend of the Litani river and Jews would be given the freedom to live, settle down and build whereever they wish within that territory, and since the world and the UN now act contrary to previous legally binding agreements, the world, when it insists on keeping Jews/Israelis out of Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, Golan, Gaza, Jordan and southern Lebanon violate international law and violate the Doctrine of Estoppel.
    ICJ has a strictly ADVISORY ROLE and the rulings of ICJ are only binding provided that an independent sovereign state agrees with the ruling. If the state agrees – the ICJ ruling is binding. If the state doesn’t agree – the ICJ ruling is NOT binding. ICJ deals ONLY with states. Israel doesn’t agree with ICJ and “Palestine” is no state.
    It is not Jews claiming these lands that violates international law. It is denying Jews the right to these lands that is a violation of international law.

  1. And my questions to you Sarah, provided you are a human too are twofold: 1) Why do you insist on calling multi-ethnic Arab speaking Muslims “Palestinians” when there is clearly no “Palestinian” people to begin with? Do you do this out of malice? 2) Why do insist that IDF kills innocent women and children? Nazi Germany killed over 6 million innocent Jewish men, women and children, but that doesn’t mean Jews can claim Germany’s territory. Are you implying that IDF “kills” “innocent women and children” and therefore the Arabs have a moral “right” to call themselves “Palestinians” and to claim Israel?
    Why do Arab terrorists slit the throat of Jewish babies? Why do Arab terrorists attack Jews or Israelis? IDF and Israel never kills out of pleasure but out of self defense. IDF targets Arab terrorists – who happen to hide among Arab “civilians”. It means in order to hit the terrorists you must strike buildings in which civilians live. The alternative is not to attack but to keep the Arab terrorists alive so that they can go on killing Israeli/Jewish men, women and children. Would you prefer that instead? Hamas, PLO and Fatah attack ALL Israelis/Jews no matter if they are soldiers or civilians. They attack Israelis/Jews with the explicit intent to kill them because of their Jewish ethnicity. In the normal world, we would call it racism, hate crime and genocidal ideologies. More than 95% of the population of the Arab world believes that hating, attacking and massacring Jews is in order. Do you believe that those opinions are civilized? PLO, Hamas and Fatah hide among their civilians in order to seek refuge from IDF while they relentlessly attack Israeli/Jewish soldiers and civilians. Israeli soldiers protect Israeli civilians and try to minimize the casualties among civilian Arabs. But truth be spoken, the vast majority of the “Palestinians” support mass murder on Jews. Do you think the “Palestinians” are so innocent? Please answer all my questions if you think you are human.
  2. Sarah, the fact that women and children die is devastating and something that of course hurts the heart. That said, please go read the charter of Hamas and then read what i have to say. Israel does its best to fire at militants and only militants who are shooting rockets into areas of mass civilian populations. These same militants shoot rockets from schools and mosques. Israel sends leaflets and text messages telling civilians, woman and children, to remove themselves from areas where there will be bombings. Hamas tells these same civilians that these leaflets are Zionist propaganda and they should stay. They want to kill. Their own people and use the media as a tool. Imagine Osama bin laden in a room pressing a button trying to kill as many people as he could. He surrounded himself with women and children. What do you do? That is difficult situation and Israel does its best to limit casualties .before asking why, please educate yourself and find the context behind the images you see in the media.
  3. I’m a Christian from New Zealand who is pro-Israel. Arik Arik takes a cogent position while de-constructing the foolish claims of Israeli-dissenters, in a way which is hard to retort. Good work, I’m pleased to read it. I’m sick of the institutional anti-Israel bias in the media and in general opinion of the public. It shocks me how even some of my own fellow Christians can take the ‘liberal’ view of the issue.
    Undeniably Israel is the center of the World, it is God’s prized and coveted possession. His covenant with Abram, Isaac and Jacob is immutable. The Patriarchs, the Prophets, the Messiah are Jewish. Any Christian who fails to acknowledge this is a fool. Any Christian who fails to acknowledge that the Jews were chosen by God to bring about the Messiah, to reconcile all of mankind to Himself, that is G-D, is foolish. Christians ought to esteem the Jews and defend them.
    Jewish persecution, especially that enabled and perpetrated by Christians is a farce and deeply shameful. Why Christians side with Arab Muslims who, generally speaking, have a culture and values which are flagrantly evil and egregious is beyond me. It is obvious that the Muslim world is bent on the destruction of the West and Israel, while many conveniently ignore this along with the long list of barbaric human rights abuses across the region, while inordinately sensationalizing and defaming Israel, as they simply defend the state of Israel against assailants and terrorists.
    It’s blatantly obvious that the Jewish people have maintained their unique identity as an ethno-religious group with strong affiliations to their homeland, with documented historical connection and affinity to the land of Israel. The failure of the Arab ‘Palestinians’ to recognize this fact is a form of denial or misinformation. The worst part is that America, Australia and New Zealand have double standards when they pontificate to the Jews, because these countries were established through imperialism, and maintained a policy tantamount to apartheid and committed ethnic cleansing themselves, while still currently ‘occupying’ the territories they took from the indigenous people. Then they have the nerve to tell an ethnic group with historical ties to the land of Israel that they are perpetrating the crimes, we from the West, have committed ourselves and will never fully compensate for.

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