Jun. 21, 2018
- U.S. Forcing the UN to Change – Danny Danon
The almost 73-year-old United Nations is finally feeling the winds of change, thanks to the United States. Real change will mean resetting the UN’s moral compass. A watershed moment occurred recently at the Security Council when states tried to pass a resolution denying Israel’s right to defend itself. The U.S. tabled its own resolution, rightfully naming Hamas as responsible for the almost 200 rockets fired at Israeli communities over the past few weeks.
Last week at the General Assembly, when Turkey and Algeria proposed a biased resolution criticizing Israel for the violence in Gaza, the U.S. countered with an amendment calling for Hamas’ condemnation. The result sent shockwaves throughout the GA hall as the amendment passed 62-58 with 42 abstentions. The automatic majority against Israel at the UN had been cracked. The writer is Israel’s ambassador to the UN. (New York Post)