US Ambassador to the UN Calls Anti-Israel Resolutions ‘Assault on Peace’

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By Arye Green/TPS • 17 November, 2019

US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft on Friday condemned the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for adopting eight anti-Israel resolutions, unfairly singling out Israel.

“[United Nations General Assembly’s] Fourth Committee just adopted eight resolutions that unfairly single out and target Israel — disheartened by this assault on peace, especially by many US allies. The United States will always stand with Israel,” Craft tweeted.

The United States was the only country other than Israel to vote against all eight anti-Israel resolutions.

The resolutions claim Israel uses “repressive measures” against Syrian citizens in the Golan Heights and renew the mandate of the UN’s “special committee to investigate Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the Occupied Territories.”

Another resolution passed by the UNGA renews the mandate of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), where top officials are currently under investigation for corruption charges.

In July, a confidential internal report from the UNRWA office of ethics that detailed alleged abuses of authority among the organization’s senior management team was publicized.

The 10-page document cites “credible and corroborated reports” that top UNRWA officials have engaged in “abuses of authority for personal gain, to suppress legitimate dissent and to otherwise achieve their personal objectives.”

Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental watchdog organization, said the UN’s resolutions were surreal, particularly after Israel was attacked by terrorists just last week.

“The UN’s assault on Israel with a torrent of one-sided resolutions is surreal. Days after the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group assaulted Israeli civilians with a barrage of 200 rockets — while the UN’s General Assembly and Human Rights Council stayed silent — the world body now adds insult to injury by adopting eight lopsided condemnations, whose only purpose is to demonize the Jewish state,” he said.

“While France, Germany, Sweden and other EU states are expected to support 15 out of a total of 20 resolutions to be adopted against Israel by December, the same European nations have failed to introduce a single UNGA resolution on the human rights situation in China, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Cuba, Turkey, Pakistan, Vietnam, Algeria, or on 175 other countries,” he added.

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