The Moral Relativism of the United Nations

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld and Jamie Berk - Many states use moral relativism to accuse Israel of alleged "crimes" while whitewashing their own behavior, which is often similar in nature to their accusations against Israel or even far worse. They frequently also ignore or whitewash elements of the huge criminality inherent in large parts of the Muslim world. This may include mass murders, racial and other discrimination, extreme abuse of women including honor killings, as well as slavery, incitement, and other major violence. Although UN member states are legally committed to the idea of universal and sovereign equality, in practice this has not been the case. Instead the UN has become a repeat abuser of moral relativism, particularly in actions regarding Israel. Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, former Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Jerusalem Center, is the author of The War of a Million Cuts: The Struggle Against the Delegitimization of Israel and the Jews, and the Growth of New Anti-Semitism (2015). Jamie Berk is a researcher working toward an MA in political science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2016-02-05 00:00:00

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