Once again, proving that it is morally bankrupt and anti-Semitic, the United Nations voted 120-8 in favor of a one-sided resolution, calling for the protection of the Palestinian civilian population. Somehow, they failed to condemn the one group most responsible for putting Gaza’s civilian population in harm’s way: Hamas. Instead they blame Israel, for using “excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate” force in our efforts to stop terrorists from storming the border and killing Israelis..
In case you have not been reading the news, or live in a cave, Hamas has been urging citizens of Gaza to storm the border with Israel, so they can enter and commit acts of terror. This has been going on since Israelis celebrated 70 years of independence in mid-April.
Not a Peaceful Protest
Hamas has told the world that the protests would be peaceful. Not only does Hamas not believe this, but many of the nations, who condemn Israel, know it is a lie. They don’t care. They hate Israel—pure and simple.
Presented by Algeria and Turkey on behalf of Arab and Muslim countries, the measure won a decisive 120 votes in the 193-member assembly, with 8 votes against and 45 abstentions. (source)
No Place for Nikki
Nikki Haley, the fiery United States Ambassador, tried to include language that would bring a modicum of balance to the one-sided resolution.
“For some, attacking Israel is their favorite political sport. That’s why we are here today… the common practice of turning a blind eye to the UN’s anti-Israel bias is changing. Today, a plurality of 62 countries voted in favor of the US-led effort to address Hamas’s responsibility for the disastrous conditions in Gaza. We had more countries on the right side than the wrong side. By their votes, those countries recognized that peace will only be achieved when realities are recognized, including Israel’s legitimate security interests, and the need to end Hamas’ terrorism.”
One thing is for sure, Nikki Haley has become (in just over a year) the most outspoken, pro-Israel UN Ambassador in history. Once again, she held nothing back in pointing out the UN’s hypocrisy when it comes to Israel.
Unfortunately, it takes a two-thirds majority to add the amendment. So, even though they had over 50% of the nations condemning Hamas, it was scraped. Even more shocking, is that 58 nations refused to condemn Hamas, a group that has not only terrorized Israel, but has:
- thrown Palestinian leaders off buildings,
- chopped off the heads of suspected collaborators with Israel (and then dragged their dead bodies through the street on motorcycles as a warning to others),
- Islamized a secular community, arresting people and torturing them for heinous crimes like wearing jeans or hair gel,
- And enacting policies that have all but destroyed the Gaza economy.
In this recent ‘peaceful’ conflict:
- Hamas bribed families with $100 per family to come to the border protests.
- They threatened those who didn’t come with the possibility of being accused of collaboration with Israel—a death sentence.
- From the border, Hamas operatives are flying “terror kites” filled with petrol, causing 198 separate fires in Israel.
- A terrorist killed an Israeli soldier, in the West Bank, when a massive marble slab was dropped on his head from a height of three stories.
- Hamas operatives have sought to blow up Israeli tanks at the border.
- They’ve forced bus drivers to drive civilians to the border.
- Hamas makes innocent people rush the borders, resulting in the death of Gazans!
And that is their goal. They know they cannot beat Israel militarily, so they sacrifice their women and children, and rejoice when one is killed. They cry on TV and celebrate in private at the public relations jackpot.
“We are asking for a simple thing,” Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour told the UN assembly. “We want our civilian population to be protected.”
Well, Mr. Mansour, maybe you could start by demanding that Hamas stop taking civilians to the border and goading them, if not forcing them, to risk their lives by storming the border. But Mr. Mansour doesn’t dare challenge Hamas. He’d be a dead man.
Danny Danon praises, Haley, USA
Israel’s UN Ambassador, Danny Danon, gave praise to the US for standing with Israel in a tweet.
“While procedural maneuvers were used to block it, We’re proud that by working with the Americans and our friends around the world, a majority of nations in the
@UN voted for the first time to condemn the terrorists of Hamas.”
Danon had strong words for UN comrades:
“The backers of this resolution are “colluding with a terrorist organization…empowering Hamas. You are the ammunition for Hamas’ guns. You are the warheads for its missiles. This session today is about our right to defend our people. It is the international community’s attempt to take away our basic right to self-defense.”
“The resolution before you today does not protect innocent Palestinians. It does not protect innocent Israelis. It does not condemn, does not even mention Hamas, the internationally recognized terrorist organization directly responsible the violence in our region.”
“The UN’s incessant focus on Israel not only brings shame to the organization. It also draws attention away from so many other pressing issues that demand the attention of the international community. Israel appreciates the Trump administration’s steadfast support for Israel at the United Nations and Ambassador Haley’s strong statement today exposing the hypocrisy of the UN’s bias against Israel.”
- Pray for the innocent victims in Gaza being manipulated by Hamas.
- Pray for protection for our dear soldiers defending our country.
- Pray for revelations of Yeshua to come to the Hamas terrorists.
- Pray for the IDF, that even in frustration, there would still be self-control.
- Pray for the Jewish citizens of the cities in the south, particularly the traumatized children.
This article was written by Ron Cantor, who is based in Israel. Ron is GOD TV’s Regional Director for Israel and host of the daily series, Out of Zion. He also serves on the leadership team of Tiferet Yeshua, a Hebrew-speaking, spirit-filled congregation in Tel-Aviv.