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 However, it was rescinded in 1991.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.