How the UN Was Perverted into a Weapon Against Israel

(New York Post) Joshua Muravchik - The UN General Assembly chastises Israel three times as often as all other countries combined; has declared Palestinian terrorism to be a "legitimate" means of " of the goals and purposes of the United Nations"; once classified Zionism as a form of racism; and has three special bodies devoted exclusively to agitating against Israel, although no other such body exists for any other country. After Europe adopted decolonization there were scores of new nations born in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The UN grew from 51 to 193 members. Many formed the Non-Aligned Movement. Originally this meant non-aligned in the Cold War, but NAM did not disappear with that conflict. Today it has 120 members, thus controlling every UN body except the Security Council. 57 of the NAM's 120 members are members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which dominates the NAM - and the core of the OIC is the 22-strong Arab League. Thus, through telescoping leverage, the Arab states have turned the UN into a crusade organization against Israel. Beset by guilt over their colonial pasts, Europeans rarely buck the NAM. The writer, a fellow at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, is the author of Making David Into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel.

2014-07-31 00:00:00

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