January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, declared so by the UN. On this day we remember the six million Jewish victims, and millions of other victims, brutally murdered in a systematic, evil slaughter, ethnic “cleansing” or genocide.
But let’s remember something else. The UN has proven itself to be anti-Israel and thus, antisemitic.
The UN funds Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), which is meant to be a charity organization. Times of Israel blogger Beniamino Parenzo explains:
“Their website’s mission statement reads, ‘inspired by Islamic faith, we have been striving to make the world a better and fairer place.’ Apparently, making the world ‘a better and fairer place’ includes financing Hamas.”
How so? A Shin Bet investigation concluded that the IRW channeled money to Hamas, and years earlier, the Israeli Ministry for Foreign Affairs declared the “relief charity” a terrorist front. There is no doubt of its terror ties.
So the IRW funds Hamas, and the UN funds the IRW.
Furthermore, only a handful of UN countries voted in favor of accepting Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite the fact that it is the holiest city of Judaism and of the Jewish people, that it is not only a part of Israel but is already Israel’s capital; and despite the fact that some Arab leaders have admitted Jerusalem is not as important as Palestinians insist, suggesting the compromise of Ramallah for a Palestinian capital to put an end to the conflict and make peace once and for all.
Unfortunately, UN antisemitism has persisted for decades.
In 1975 on the 37th anniversary of Kristallnacht of all days, the UN voted that “Zionism is racism.” For all that is said about Zionism, the truth is this:
Zionism is Jewish self-determination. It is the belief in the Jewish homeland, that Jews should have a State.
If modern Israel had been in existence during the Holocaust without the British restriction on Jewish immigration to what was called Palestine at the time, millions of lives could have been saved. Eventually, Jews did get a State, voted for by the UN and defended in war. But ever since, the UN has been crying over the decision.
The Jewish Virtual Library has a list of 42 UN resolutions against Israel from 1972 to 2011, which the United States vetoed. That’s just a tip of the iceberg. The UN has consistently targeted Israel, especially on what they consider “human rights” issues, while largely ignoring the biggest human rights violators in the world. That its motivation has been anti-Israel and antisemitic has been painfully obvious and pointed out repeatedly, if anyone cares to listen. While multiple resolutions are proposed against the Jewish State on a regular basis, few if any are put forth against other nations.
A report revealed in September 2017 that nine nation members of the UN Human Rights Council were themselves in violation of human rights: Burundi, Egypt, Rwanda, Cuba, Venezuela, China, India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Imagine Saudi Arabia, who has cut off women’s heads for sorcery, or UAE who has arrested women for adultery after they reported being raped to police, pointing the finger at Israel, a forward-thinking country with female fighter pilots.
But this is the UN, pretending on one hand to support the Jewish people with a Holocaust Remembrance Day, while coddling Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who praises terrorists that kill Jews and whose Holocaust denying dissertation has been taught in Palestinian schools. Abbas’ Fatah party consistently incites the murder of Jews, and Palestinian propaganda often depicts Jews with swastikas. Menachem Wecker wrote an article entitled, “How the Nazis ‘Normalized’ Anti-Semitism by Appealing to Children,” but the Palestinian Authority does the same.
The UN is sticking it to the Jewish people every chance they get, but thanks for the Remembrance Day. Now all our problems are solved.