In the wake of a wave of Islamic terror attacks from Paris to Mali to Israel and elsewhere, the United Nations General Assembly - with its usual unerring moral compass - adopted six resolutions Tuesday, all of which condemned Israel.
Israel National News reports that the UN made not a single mention of the Palestinian attacks that have left 22 Israelis dead and hundreds wounded. No countries other than Israel even received any of the General Assembly's attention. Five of the the UNGA resolutions were sponsored by the Palestinian Authority, while the sixth was sponsored by Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria.
Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, observed that,
"Surreal barely captures the scene: the world is under assault by terrorists killing in the name of Islam and martyrhood — as Palestinians did this week while stabbing Israeli Jews — and the UN’s response is to reflexively condemn Israel in six separate resolutions, all of which are one-sided."
One resolution - adopted by 105 votes to 6, with 56 abstentions - condemned Israel for retaining the Golan Heights, and demanded that Israel hand it over to the Syrian regime. The resolution elicited warm words of praise from Syria's UN Ambassador Bashar Jaafari, who expressed his "heartfelt appreciation and gratitude" to the UN for its Golan resolution, and without any sense of irony accused Israel of "occupation killing policies," "expansion," "racism," and "aggression."
Another vote - passing 153 to 7 - claimed that Israel has "no right" to "impose" its sovereignty over "the Holy City of Jerusalem."
"It’s astonishing. At a time when the Syrian regime is massacring its own people, how can the UN call for more people to be subject to Assad’s rule? The timing is morally galling and logically absurd. What is also outrageous is that these resolutions claim to care about Palestinians, yet the UN proves itself oblivious to the hundreds of Palestinians who continue to be slaughtered, maimed and expelled by Assad’s forces."
He accused the UN of being hijacked by an "automatic majority" of fiercely anti-Israel dictatorships:
"The farce at the General Assembly underscores a simple fact: the UN's automatic majority has no interest in truly helping Palestinians, nor in protecting anyone’s human rights; the goal of these ritual, one-sided condemnations remains the scapegoating of Israel.
"The U.N.’s disproportionate assault against the Jewish state undermines the institutional credibility of what is supposed to be an impartial international body, and exposes the sores of politicization and selectivity that eat away at its founding mission, eroding the U.N. Charter promise of equal treatment to all nations large and small."