As US Secretary John Kerry is trying to jump-start peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, the UN reverted to its old mode of issuing one-sided anti-Israel resolutions.
Today’s meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the UN’s primary bodies, adopted a resolution on “Situation of and Assistance to Palestinian Women.” Like last week, the US and Canada voted no on the resolution. The Europeans, Japan and South Korea decided to abstain on this draft.
The Palestinian delegate did not resist from making inflammatory remarks. He blamed all the suffering of Palestinian women on “Israel’s brutal military occupation,” and went on to allege that “Israel commits racism, apartheid, torture, seizure and separation of families.”