The United Nations has come under fire for their recent anti-Israeli stance. It started when former President Barack Obama was still the Commander-in-Chief, and it has only escalated since then. Considering that the United States and Israel are allies, this stance isn’t sitting well with the American people.
It all started with the United Nation’s order against Israel from settling on its own property. Once that order came out, several Republican lawmakers were calling for funding to be cut off from the U.N. Unfortunately, this type of anti-Israeli stance has only continued since then.
Now, a new United Nations report came out that accused Israel of being “guilty of the crime of apartheid.” It should be noted that the report was co-authored by anti-Israel scholar Richard Falk. Nevertheless, the Trump administration was livid. They demanded that the U.N. “withdraw” the study.
Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the U.N., slammed the report. She categorized it as “anti-Israel propaganda” in a statement that was made late Wednesday night. Unfortunately, this is how the U.N. has been treating Israel for too long now.
Haley said, “The United States stands with our ally Israel and will continue to oppose biased and anti-Israel actions across the UN system and around the world.”
The report itself was appointed by the U.N Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. Apartheid was originally associated with South Africa. However the report said Israel’s policies are consistent with the definition of it. Apartheid is described as “an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination” by one racial group over another.
The report said, “Aware of the seriousness of this allegation, the authors of the report conclude that available evidence establishes beyond a reasonable doubt that Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the crime of apartheid as legally defined in instruments of international law.”
The commission appointed by the U.N. is supposed to promote economic development in the Arab region. However, they employed an extremely controversial person to co-author the report in Falk. According to Fox News sources, the report was sent out while he was speaking at a ceremony in Beirut.
A little history on Falk shows that he has not been kind to either Israel or the United States. In fact, he is known for being harsh and eccentric critiques of both countries. These come out specifically when talking about Islamist terrorism.
Soon after the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, Falk made a disturbing remark. “The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world.” Wow, how surprising that someone who makes these types of remarks would be against Israel and the United States.
This is also a person who has repeatedly questioned “the official version of 9/11.” Back in 2013, he was on a radio show talking about “gaps” in the standard 9/11 narrative. This was the person they chose to author a report? No wonder it’s incredibly biased!
“Questioning that deeply the official version of 9/11 does touch the third rail of American political sensitivities, and there is an attempt to discredit and destroy anyone that makes such a bold statement,” Falk said.
Although there are some theories on why the U.N chose to get Falk to co-author the report. It could be seen as a slap in the face to the Trump administration. They have expressed concerns about the anti-Israel bias in the U.N., which the U.N isn’t taking too kindly. This theory gains traction as Falk has been an outspoken critic of Trump.
In fact, Falk said that Trump’s inauguration led him to “muse about what it might mean to live in a pre-fascist state.”
Naturally, a spokeswoman for the U.N said that the report doesn’t reflect Falk’s views. “It was published by the Economic Commission for Western Asia, a regional U.N. economic commission, without prior consultation with U.N. headquarters.”
Still, the Israeli ambassador to the U.N. also slammed the report, calling it “biased and deceitful.”
Ambassador Danny Danon didn’t hold back either. “The attempt to smear and falsely label the only true democracy in the Middle East by creating a false analogy is despicable and constitutes a blatant lie. It comes as no surprise that an organization headed by an individual who has called for boycotts against Israel, and compared our democracy to the most terrible regimes of the twentieth century, would publish such a report.”
This has also made tensions worse between the U.N. and the Trump administration. Haley herself slammed Falk while telling the secretary-general to go further.
“That it was drafted by Richard Falk, a man who has repeatedly made biased and deeply offensive comments about Israel and espoused ridiculous conspiracy theories, including about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is equally unsurprising,” she said. “The United Nations Secretariat was right to distance itself from this report, but it must go further and withdraw the report altogether.”
The report points to what it says is specific engineering of demographics made by policies designed to keep Israel as a Jewish state. It said there was a “policy of domination” in “inferior services, restrictive zoning laws and limited budget allocations made to Palestinian communities … and in the mostly segregated landscape in which Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel live.”
The report also called on member states to act against the nation. “This report accordingly recommends that the international community act immediately, without waiting for a more formal pronouncement regarding the culpability of the State of Israel, its Government and its officials for the commission of the crime of apartheid.”
This is not going to sit well with the Trump administration. They have already been eyeing 50 percent cuts in funding for U.N. programs. The administration also confirmed that it is reviewing U.S. membership on the Human Rights Council. This is because they have concerns the body unfairly targets Israel, while they overlook crimes done by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
When Haley was confirmed in January, she specifically pointed out the U.N.’s anti-Israel bias as something that the Trump administration would put a lot of focus on. “Nowhere has the U.N.’s failure been more consistent and more outrageous than in its bias against our close ally Israel.” Haley told the Senators.
The United Nations has a history of saying things that they shouldn’t say. Back in January, they released a report saying that refugees do not pose a security threat to Americans. Despite the fact that there have been several high-profile terrorist attacks that have come from refugees, the U.N. wanted to release this report.
The former administration always spoke highly about the United Nations. That was because Obama wanted the United States to actually give sovereignty to the United Nations. It was a globalist’s dream situation. Thankfully, it never came true.
Share this article to show that Nikki Haley and the Trump administration are not happy with the United Nations. Once again, they have shown that they are going to be anti-Israel. Now they are saying that Israel is guilty of apartheid. If they keep this up, then the United States will not stay there much longer.