Today, the UN’s Fourth Committee is set to adopt its usual nine politically-motivated anti-Israel resolutions, while ignoring the rest of the world.
One year ago, a hot mic caught a UN interpreter in a Spectacular UN Moment of Candor.
Unaware that her microphone was on and under the mistaken impression that she was speaking only to colleagues, the interpreter uttered the following words into the headphones of every UN delegate, and before a live webcast audience worldwide:
I think when you have… like a total of ten resolutions on Israel and Palestine, there’s gotta be something, c’est un peu trop, non? [It’s a bit much, no?] I mean I know… There’s other really bad shit happening, but no one says anything about the other stuff.
Laughter erupted among the delegates. “The interpreter apologizes,” said the unfortunate truth-teller, moments later, followed by her audible gasp.
One year after this amazing video made international headlines and became “an instant classic” thanks to UN Watch, the UN is about to do it again today. Why hasn’t the UN learned anything and is repeating today the same anti-Israel litany?
The nine anti-Israel resolutions are as follows:
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East [item 50]
Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories [item 51]