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Report: UN Condemns Israel More than all other Countries Combined

January 3, 2023

by: Ilse Strauss

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Flags of member nations line the approach to this UN building in Geneva.

Tuesday, 3 January 2023 | Over the course of 2022, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) condemned Israel more times than it did all the other countries in the world combined, UN Watch revealed.

According to a calculation by the pro-Israel monitoring group, UNGA passed 28 resolutions rapping a specific nation across the knuckles for behavior deemed harmful or detrimental to its own population or its neighbors. Fifteen of these resolutions criticized Israel, while only 13 condemned various countries in the rest of the world.

Russia was the focus of six of these 13 motions, while Afghanistan, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Syria and the United States received one citation each.

Let’s put matters into perspective. In 2022, Russia invaded a sovereign neighbor, resulting in thousands of civilian deaths and the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II. Iran cracked down on innocent civilians protesting inhuman treatment by the regime, imprisoning, torturing and executing its own people for something as simple as a woman refusing to cover her hair. Women in Afghanistan continue to be subjected to a future without education, worth or a voice. And in Syria, the Butcher of Damascus [President Bashar Assad] continues to slaughter his people with impunity. Then there are human rights violations in countries like Algeria, China, Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Venezuela and Vietnam.

But despite these well-documented atrocities, UNGA felt that Israel was the main perpetrator of evil over the course of the past twelve months and thus focused its full attention on vilifying the only democracy in the Middle East.

2022 was no exception. UN Watch pointed out that the world body has a long history of anti-Israel bias, with its voting record standing as irrefutable proof of its fixation on condemning the Jewish state. Since 2015, UNGA has passed 140 resolutions against Israel, while adopting a scant 68 motions against all other countries in the world combined. Moreover, between 2006 and 2022, the UN Human Rights Council has adopted 99 resolutions against Israel. This stands in stark contrast to the 41 motions against Syria, 13 against Iran, 4 against Russia and 3 against Venezuela.

UN Watch’s tally comes hot on the heels of the latest anti-Israel resolution UNGA passed on Friday. The motion, entitled “Israeli practices and settlement activities affecting the rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories,” approved a call led by the Palestinians for the International Court of Justice to pass an opinion on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

With such a track record, is it any wonder that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls the UN a “circus of the absurd?”

Posted on January 3, 2023

Source: (Bridges for Peace, January 3, 2023)

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