Tuesday, October 1, 2013

When a former Israeli Ambassador says the UN is "The Citadel of Hypocrisy"

“Dan Gillerman, a former Israel ambassador to the United Nations refers to that institution as "The Citadel of Hypocrisy."… Gillerman, who was only the second Israeli after Abba Eban to serve as vice president of the UN General Assembly, said the UN has three standards – one for democracy, one for totalitarian states and another for Israel.”

I will tell you why the United Nations is in fact “The Citadel of Hypocrisy”:

- A State – like Israel – established in violation of international law, namely the right to self-determination of another people, the Palestinian people in this case, is not entitled to international recognition. Yet, Israel was recognized.

- Israel was admitted to membership in the United Nations after almost one year of its establishment in 1948. While Palestine was accorded a mere “non-Member Observer State status” in the United Nations after 64 years of Nakba – and the Nakba is still ongoing.

- The former Israeli Ambassador complained about the UN, while the latter has never held Israel accountable for its persistent violation of international law, including the UN Charter.

- It is very well known how many times the United States used its veto for Israel’s eyes, in violation of the UN Charter. 

- The UN, through its continuous failure to act, contributes to preventing the Palestinian people from exercising its right to self-determination. 

So who should complain about the UN and label it as
 “The Citadel of Hypocrisy”?

P.S: The list is, of course, not exhaustive. 

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