U.N. Targets Israel in 5 Resolutions, Rest of the World 0

NEW YORK, December 2, 2020 – The United Nations General Assembly today adopted five resolutions against Israel, and zero on the entire rest of the world. The onslaught came in wake of yesterday’s UN Palestinian solidarity day to mark the anniversary of November 29, 1947, when Palestinian Arabs and allied Arab states rejected the UN plan to create a Palestinian Arab state alongside a Jewish state. Click here for all anticipated 2020 UN General Assembly resolutions singling out Israel.

Following are the adopted resolutions that target Israel, with full votes, excerpts and analysis:

“Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People” [A/75/L.32]: Adopted by a vote of 91 – 17 – 54
Excerpt: “Noting with deep regret the passage of 52 years since the onset of the Israeli occupation and over 70 years since the adoption of resolution 181 (II) on 29 November 1947 and the Nakba without tangible progress towards a peaceful solution…”

Analysis: Biased committee is one of the veteran pillars of the UN’s anti-Israel infrastructure. It is the only GA human rights committee devoted to a single cause. Its reports systematically turn a blind eye to Palestinian terrorism against Israeli civilians. Committee’s mandate concerns Israeli actions only and is inherently prejudiced and one-sided.

 

“Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat” [A/75/L.33]: Adopted by a vote of 84 – 25 – 53
Excerpt: “Requests the Division, in particular, to continue to monitor developments relevant to the question of Palestine, to organize international meetings and activities in support of the Committee’s mandate … to liaise and cooperate with civil society and parliamentarians, including through the Working Group of the Committee, to develop and expand the ‘Question of Palestine’ website…”

Analysis: The DPR serves the biased special committee and is dedicated to spreading anti-Israel propaganda the world over. Its 15-member staff is grossly disproportionate to the UN’s other four divisions which cover enormous geographical regions. The DPR’s work is counter-productive to the peace process and seeks to coordinate international boycotts against Israel instead of seeking bridges for peace. Excludes from its events any NGO that declines to swear fealty to its hardline politics.

“Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine” [A/75.L.34]: Adopted by a vote of 145 – 7 – 9
Excerpt: “Reaffirming the illegality of Israeli settlement activities and all other unilateral measures aimed at altering the demographic composition, character and status of the City of Jerusalem and of the Occupied Palestinian Territory as a whole, including the wall and its associated regime, and demanding their immediate cessation…”

Analysis: Blames Israel only for lack of peace. Text is redundant to several other resolutions and serves no effect other than demonization. References to terror fail to name its perpetrators, whereas Israel is named and blamed throughout.

 

“Special information program on the question of Palestine of the Department of Public Information of the Secretariat” [A/75/L.35]: Adopted by a vote of 142 – 8 – 11
Excerpt: “Recalling the advisory opinion rendered on 9 July 2004 by the International Court of Justice on the legal consequences of the construction of a wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory…”

Analysis: The program is one more example of how the neutral UN secretariat is forcibly co-opted by the anti-Israeli forces at the UN. The program eschews a balanced approach by overtly choosing the Palestinian over Israeli narrative, ignoring terrorism against Israeli men, women and children, and other daily realities of Israeli life. Resources devoted to anti-Israel propaganda are taken away from other worthy causes.

 

“The Syrian Golan” [A/75/L.29]: Adopted by a vote of 88 – 9 – 62
Excerpt: “Deeply concerned that Israel has not withdrawn from the Syrian Golan, which has been under occupation since 1967…”

Analysis: This resolution is redundant to the resolution already adopted this year entitled “The occupied Syrian Golan”. the text is oblivious to genocidal massacres taking place now in Syria and its security implications for Israel and the civilians of the Golan Heights. Ignores Syria’s history of shelling Israeli communities, its leader’s calls for a “war of annihilation” against Israel, and Syria’s 1967 aggression that led to its loss of the territory.

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