‘UN Security Council gets a roasting from Haley’s Comet’

March 10, 2017

DOWNRIGHT SHAMEFUL: Nikki Haley, who said the UN Security Council refused to condemn a terrorist attack in Israel where the perpetrators opened fire on people waiting for a bus and then stabbed them, but had it happened in any other country, they would have condemned it. A statement put forward by the US to condemn it was blocked.

TOTALLY OBSESSED: The UN Security Council spends its monthly meetings criticising Israel yet spends little time tackling other prominent issues in the Middle East, such as ISIS and the atrocities being committed against religious minorities, the buildup of rockets on the Lebanon-Israeli border by Hezbollah and the threat posed by North Korea. Picture by Mark Garten.




A NEW face at the United Nations has accused the global organisation of openly taking sides in the world’s most spoken about conflict and that it had to change quickly if it wanted to resolve it.

Nikki Haley, the United States’ new ambassador to the United Nations, said she attended the UN’s monthly meeting for the first time and found it “strange” when giving her observations at a press conference.

She claimed far too much energy was being spent lecturing Israel on what it should be doing without being even-handed and highlighted examples of how the UN Security Council’s public relations arm had a whole unit devoted to the Palestinian cause but nothing to help Israel; combating ISIS or speaking out against the build-up of Hezbollah weapons in Lebanon.

Mrs Haley said: “Instead the meeting focused on criticising Israel, the one true democracy in the Middle East. I am sort of new around here but I understand this is how the UN has operated month after month for decades. The US will not a blind eye to this anymore. I am here to underscore the iron-clad support for Israel. I am here to say that the US will stand up to the UN’s anti-Israel bias. Instead we will push for action on the real threats we face in the Middle East.”

Mrs Haley said them openly taking sides were “breathtaking” in its hypocrisy and would make it impossible for Israel to voluntarily come to talks without the country feeling it was being stitched up.

She said: “The prejudiced approach to Israeli/Palestinian issues does the peace process no favours and bears no reality to the world around us. The double standards are breathtaking.

“Just a few days ago the US sought unsuccessfully to have the UN Security council condemn a terrorist attack in Israel where the terrorists opened fire on people waiting for a bus and then stabbed others.

“The Security Council would not hesitate to condemn an attack like that in any other country, but not Israel. The statement was blocked and that is downright shameful. Israel exists in a region where others call for its complete destruction and in a world where anti-Semitism is on the rise these are threats that we should discuss at the United Nations as we work towards a comprehensive agreement that would end the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.”

“When the UN comes in the middle of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and becomes a divider and not a uniter, it is a cause for concern. I think they are all well-intentioned and they are trying to find stability but this obsession to continue every month to go over this instead of encouraging the Palestinians and Israelis to come together to the table, that is where the focus should be. We have a lot of other issues in the world, whether it is ISIS, North Korea, or the instability we see in other regions and that is where we need to focus.”

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