TEL AVIV – The UN General Assembly adopted six resolutions against Israel in a single day on Tuesday, the NGO UN Watch reported, including a resolution calling for the return of the Golan Heights – together with its current inhabitants –to Syria.
No resolutions were passed condemning China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, ISIS, or any other country that regularly violates human rights.
“Surreal barely captures the scene whereby the world is under assault by terrorists killing in the name of Islam and martyrhood — as Palestinians are doing while stabbing Israeli Jews — and the UN’s response is to reflexively condemn Israel in six separate resolutions, all of which are one-sided,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch.
The resolutions, which are non-binding and drafted by the Palestinians and Syria, called – among other things – for Israel to end its so-called occupation and cease implementing Israeli law in Jerusalem.
One resolution claimed that Israel’s hold over the Golan Heights, captured in 1967, was “a stumbling block in the way of achieving a just, comprehensive, and lasting peace in the region.” According to UN Watch, the resolution further demanded that Israel hand the land and its people over to Syria.
“It’s astonishing,” said Neuer. “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 of today’s text is morally galling and logically absurd.”
“What is also outrageous is that these resolutions claim to care about Palestinians, yet the UN proves itself completely oblivious to the actual suffering on the ground, happening right now: hundreds of Palestinians slaughtered, maimed, and expelled by Assad’s forces.”
One hundred and five countries voted in favor of the resolution while only six voted against, including the US, Israeland Canada. Neuer slammed the disproportionate assault on Israel, claiming that it undermines the UN’s credibility as an impartial body that promises equal treatment of all nations.
“Today’s 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,” said Neuer.