Ladies and Gentlemen,
What I'm about to say is going to shock you: Israel has a bright future at the UN.
Now I know that hearing that from me must surely come as a surprise, because year after year I've stood at this very podium and slammed the UN for its obsessive bias against Israel. And the UN deserved every scathing word – for the disgrace of the General Assembly that last year passed 20 resolutions against the democratic State of Israel and a grand total of three resolutions against all the other countries on the planet.
Israel – twenty; rest of the world – three.
And what about the joke called the UN Human Rights Council, which each year condemns Israel more than all the countries of the world combined. As women are being systematically raped, murdered, sold into slavery across the world, which is the only country that the UN's Commission on Women chose to condemn this year?
Yep, you guessed it – Israel. Israel. Israel where women fly fighter jets, lead major corporations, head universities, preside – twice – over the Supreme Court, and have served as Speaker of the Knesset and Prime Minister.
And this circus continues at UNESCO. UNESCO, the UN body charged with preserving world heritage. Now, this is hard to believe but UNESCO just denied the 4,000 year connection between the Jewish people and its holiest site, the Temple Mount. That's just as absurd as denying the connection between the Great Wall of China and China.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The UN, begun as a moral force, has become a moral farce. So when it comes to Israel at the UN, you'd probably think nothing will ever change, right?
Well think again. You see, everything will change and a lot sooner than you think. The change will happen in this hall, because back home, your governments are rapidly changing their attitudes towards Israel. And sooner or later, that's going to change the way you vote on Israel at the UN.
More and more nations in Asia, in Africa, in Latin America, more and more nations see Israel as a potent partner – a partner in fighting the terrorism of today, a partner in developing the technology of tomorrow... (The speech would be definitely better if he managed to stop talking after delivering the first two pages of it!)
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
We must not dismiss Jew-haters as "ignorant"! Most dangerous anti-Semites are smart and quite knowledgeable. They are deliberate! For centuries intelligent people and rulers used anti-Semitism as a tool: 1. to get commercial advantage over Jews! 2. To control idiotic mob - to distract it from corruption and internal problems. Both sides of politics in most countries, Left and Right, as well as Democrats and Republicans in the US, have their good share Jew-hating and of deliberate use of ‘popular’ anti-Semitism!
Ofek-11 is Alive
A new Israeli spy satellite is operational and taking high-quality pictures after suffering technical difficulties during its launch earlier this month. The satellite took images of "interesting" places in the region, providing details of the quality the satellite's designers had intended.
The European Union's top court took a step toward confirming the removal of Hamas, as well as the Tamil Tigers, from an EU terrorism blacklist despite protestations from Israel and the Sri Lankan government. (But they were eager to call members of IRA, Irish independence movement, terrorists!)
The king of Jordan has publicly warned Israel it faces a “sea of hatred” if it refuses to accept a Palestinian state. In August, King Abdullah stated his intention to take action against the “repeated violations and attacks carried out by Israel” at the Temple Mount site in the Old City of Jerusalem - a holy place in both Judaism and Islam. (Israel is already has it. It is time to remove hate – enemies of Israel – from Jewish land! He has a short memory – he conveniently forgot how his father dealt with those ‘peace-loving’ fake Palestinians.)
ICC report says action against Israel won’t be taken in the near future. The report issued by the ICC Prosecutor’s Office does not mention Israel or the Palestinians specifically. The current ICC report explicitly indicates, even two years after the 2014 Gaza war, it will not select Israel for further criminal investigation, but will wait for the results of IDF investigations.
For the first time in three years, the Arab states will not be submitting an annual resolution (to pressure Israel into accepting international scrutiny of its atomic activities) at the IAEA's General Conference due to repeated lack of success; Arab League Ambassador says Arab states are revising their tactics: 'We are not concerned with short-sighted victories.'
The Senate voted 71 to 27 to kill legislation that would have stopped a $1.15 billion sale of tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia., in spite of the kingdom's human rights record and its international support for a conservative form of Islam. (The US aid to Israel is not a charity – it is subsidy to US arms manufactures and creates demand in Arab/Muslim countries!)
Quote of the Week:
”And (mention, O Muhammad), when Moses said to his people, "O my people, remember the favor of Allah upon you when He appointed among you prophets and made you possessors and gave you that which He had not given anyone among the worlds. O my people, enter the Holy Land which Allah (G-d) has assigned to you and do not turn back (from fighting in Allah's cause) and (thus) become losers. They said, "O Moses, indeed within it is a people of tyrannical strength, and indeed, we will never enter it until they leave it; but if they leave it, then we will enter." – Quran, 5:20-22 – Jews have entered the Holy Land. Therefore, according to Quran, Muslims must recognise the unique Jewish ownership of the Land of Israel! Jews have always had lived in Eretz-Israel - in spite of Roman, Christian and Muslim persecution. That mean, presence of Muslims on Jewish land is disrespectful to the Quran. If they are true Muslims and followers of the words of prophet Mohamed, they must obey writings in their holy book and leave Eretz-Israel – the land G-d had given to Jews - otherwise, they are just another bunch of anti-Semitic, Jew-hating religious hypocrites like the one that came before Islam!
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the statements made by United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov that the Israeli presence in Judea, Samaria, and East Jerusalem constitutes an impediment to peace.
“The UN envoy to the Middle East’s remarks to the Security Council distort history and international law and drive peace even further away,” Netanyahu claimed in a statement.
“Jews have been in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria for thousands of years and their presence there is not an obstacle to peace,” the prime minister stated. “The obstacle to peace is the unending attempt to deny the Jewish people’s connection to parts of their historic land and the obdurate refusal to recognize that they are not foreigners there,”
“The claim that Jewish construction in Jerusalem is illegal is as absurd as the claim that American construction in Washington or French construction in Paris is illegal,” Netanyahu continued. “The Palestinian demand that a future Palestinian state be ethnically cleansed of Jews is outrageous, and the UN must condemn it instead of adopting it”…
(We must not forget that fake Palestinians were created in the 1960’s, and their so-called nationalism is nothing more than anti-Zionism – destruction of Israel and killing Jews!)