Although far from central to the ongoing Hamas-Israel hostilities, the United Nations has nonetheless inflicted substantial damage to its own reputation and credibility. So outrageously have several U.N. institutions behaved, before and during the current Gaza crisis, that the United States can no longer ignore or excuse it. Congress must act to defund U.N. bodies that perform unacceptably — thereby denying them the resources and the legitimacy of American support and putting other U.N. agencies on notice they could face a similar fate.Most definitely not. The entire system of the UN should cease to receive funding, and Europe should be called upon to follow suit, and not waste taxpayers' money on such revolting people.
Three U.N. agencies in particular have demonstrated serious, sustained bias against both Israel and the United States, starting with the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay. In recent weeks, based on press reports and Hamas accusations, Pillay has repeatedly accused Israel of war crimes because of Palestinian civilian deaths in Gaza, saying, “None of this appears to me to be accidental.”
The facts are precisely the opposite: Israel, like America, goes out of its way to avoid civilian casualties but Pillay's intemperate allegations graphically demonstrate her ideological prejudices.
Her worst moment came when she criticized the United States for “not only provid(ing) the heavy weaponry which is now being used by Israel in Gaza,” but also almost $1 billion for the Iron Dome missile-defense system. She complained that Iron Dome was “to protect the Israelis from rocket attacks ... . But no such protection has been provided to Gazans against the shelling.” Pillay thereby demonstrated both the U.N.'s typical, utterly blind moral equivalence and also implicated America in Israel's alleged war crimes. There is simply no reason we should tolerate such behavior from international bureaucrats.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
JOHN BOLTON SAYS CONGRESS MUST DEFUND THE UN'S WORST DIVISIONS
Bolton wrote about the need to stop funding the UN's institutions that are providing assistance to Hamas, as well as other Islamofascist movements around the world:
Posted by Avi Green at 1:34 PM