by Steven Shamrak
Turkey and Yemen co-sponsored the UN draft resolution, which called on the anti-Semitic world to stop it from recognising Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state and stop the US and other member states from moving their embassies to Jerusalem.
After the vote, Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the UN, sent an invitation to the 64 countries that did not support the resolution to attend a reception to thank them for their support and friendship to the United States.
But, there was nothing to celebrate, as once again the United Nations has exposed itself as the ‘Ugly Nazi’ – a highly anti-Semitic international organisation!
Seven countries that joined Israel and the US, voting "No" did it out of fear of losing US funding!
They are: Guatemala, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo.
Thirty-five states did not have the balls to have an opinion, and in order not to offend Muslim 'friends' they abstained!
128 countries voted "Yes" to the resolution. At least, they do not hide their hate for Israel, the Jewish state! Predictably, most of the EU states were among them!
Surprisingly, Armenia, Bulgaria and Denmark have also joined the "Yes" vote.
Another 21 states run away from their responsibility, having no dignity, and did not participate in the vote at all!
The fact that this resolution could be in violation of the UN charter and interfering in the internal politics and relationship between two member states, is something nobody cares about!
RE: CHAPTER I: PURPOSES AND PRINCIPLES,Article 1:2 “To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples...” Article 1:4 “To be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends.” Article 2:1 “The Organization is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its Members.”
It looks like only hate for Jews is ‘harmonizing’ most of them! Shameless international anti-Semites do not care about international laws and principles when an opportunity to bash and denigrate Jews is presented!
(Hate for Jews is the only unifying factor of the ‘Ugly Nazi’, the UN!
No wonder, that most of its resolutions are dedicated to Israel-bashing!)
Despite failing, the UN Jerusalem bid paints Israel, US as alone against the world...
It came as a surprise to absolutely nobody that the US on Monday vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution condemning its recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital...
After the US was forced to stand alone against 14 other countries, many of them allies...
Nonetheless , 14 out of 15 voting countries - Britain, China, France, Russia, Bolivia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Sweden, Ukraine and Uruguay - supported a text that urged all states not to open diplomatic missions in Jerusalem...
The Palestinians, having anticipated an American veto, have announced their intention to take the resolution to the UN General Assembly, where there is no veto, but also no actual legal ramifications...
At the General Assembly, the depth of the American-Israeli isolation on this matter will be on full display, with almost all of the 193 member states expected to back a similar text.
Between 2012 and 2015, “the UN adopted 97 resolutions criticizing one specific country - and Israel was the target of 83 of them. You have to ask, is Israel truly deserving of 86 percent of the world’s condemnation, or possibly is something else afoot at the United Nations, something that allows the representative of the Assad government to lecture the US for moving its embassy? But listening to these countries, including North Korea and Myanmar and Turkey and China lecturing the United States in any way about human rights and peace might seem a bit much.” said CNN reporter, Jake Tapper. (Even CNN, facing such a blatant anti-Israel abuse, is losing it ‘cool!)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
The PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas officially rejected any involvement of the United States in the peace process with Israel. “The US decided to support Israel’s claims and rhetoric of an exclusive ‘Jewish capital,’ over the inclusion and respect that a city important to the three monotheistic religions should have,” Abbas claimed, ignoring the fact that when the holy city had been under Arab rule, from 1949 to 1967, Jews were completely banned from their holy sites. He did not mention that since the inception of the Palestinian Authority, the Christian population of Bethlehem has dwindled down from being the majority in the city to about 8% – with Christians having been pushed out aggressively by their Muslim neighbors.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed Israel’s envoy to UNESCO to submit a formal letter announcing Israel’s intent to leave the cultural organization. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said the decision was based on the organization’s “attempts to disconnect Jewish history from the land of Israel.” Israel has been infuriated by resolutions that ignore and diminish its historical connection to the Holy Land and have named ancient Jewish sites as Palestinian heritage sites. (Israel must regain self-respect - leave the nest of Jew-haters now!)
After 20 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip in the three weeks since Dec. 7, limited punitive IDF air strikes, which never stopped them before, are still not working. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Israeli civilians, including many thousands of children, live in fear of their lives. (What is Israel waiting for? More Jewish casualties, as few years ago when 10,000 rockets were fired from Gaza and a weak and gutless response from Israel followed? Only by the removal of the enemy population from Gaza will the threat be contained!)
Speaking in Arabic, Abbas told the gathering of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that the Palestinians would no longer work with the US and threatened that he does not feel bound by commitments agreed to in Oslo and subsequent rounds of peace talks. While demanding that the US must roll back its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Abbas threatened, “If there is no Palestinian state along the June 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital, there will not be peace in the region, in the territories or in the world.” (Just what part of this statement is difficult to understand? The Oslo Accords were never a peace agreement, but a step toward destruction of Israel. Arafat said it clearly the same day it was signed, but idiocy has prevailed for too long in its denial!)
QUOTE of the WEEK:
“I’ve often wondered why, in the face of such hostility, Israel has chosen to remain a member of this body. And then I remember that Israel has chosen to remain in this institution because it’s important to stand up for yourself. Israel must stand up for its own survival as a nation; but it also stands up for the ideals of freedom and human dignity that the United Nations is supposed to be about.” - Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the UN – Time has come to say “NO” to the derelict organisation which is the nest of international corruption, abuse of power and useless resolutions! The question could be asked “Why is the US still a member of the UN?”
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked addressed the criticism voiced in the past two days against the Basic Law on Legislation which she had distributed together with Habayit Hayehudi chairman Naftali Bennett.
The proposed new basic law sets up a protocol for the dialogue between the Knesset and the High Court of Justice over new legislation, which allows the Knesset to reverse by a special majority the court’s annulment of a law, at which point the court’s ability to revoke the new law is curbed. The bill also requires a bigger than usual court panel to deliberate the annulling of a new law.
“The Israeli democracy is running away from the people, and this flight has been going on for too many years,” Shaked stated. “This escape stems from a deep and primeval fear of the people. But not only fear of the people is behind the flight of Israeli democracy from its sovereign; this escape also stems from the distance of some of the old elites from the realities of life," she said.
And so, she continued, “Basic Law: Legislation returns our system to its traditional democratic roots..."
“The need, even the obligation, to enact the Basic Law on Legislation is clear and tangible to anyone who has a hand in the world of laws, precisely for the reasons of which Barak spoke,” Shaked said, “The need to regulate the legislative process and to establish a mechanism for judicial review.”
Israeli Justice System Needs Revamping
1. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is expected to oppose Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman's legislative initiative sentencing terrorists to death. Historically, all of the country's attorneys general have objected to the death penalty, despite the fact it has existed and continues to exist in both civilian and martial codices.
2. The Supreme Court suspended, after it had been approved by both the Haifa District Court and the attorney general, the revocation of the citizenship of Alaa Raed Ahmad Zayoud, a resident of Umm al-Fahm convicted of a 2015 car-ramming and stabbing attack of four victims outside Kibbutz Gan Shmuel, near Hadera. (The system is infested by self-deluded leftist cronies - it is in need of serious revamping of personnel and laws!)