United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres invoked a rarely-used Article 99 of the UN charter in an attempt to force the Security Council to act to stop the ongoing war between Israel and the Hamas terrorist organization. The article states: "The Secretary-General may bring to the attention of the Security Council any matter which in his opinion may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security." He did not do so in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine or the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban following America's withdrawal in 2021.
“The Secretary-General decided to activate this rare clause only when it allows him to put pressure on Israel, which is fighting the Nazi Hamas terrorists. This is more proof of the Secretary-General’s moral distortion and his bias against Israel,” Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erda posted on social media. “The Secretary-General’s call for a ceasefire is actually a call to keep Hamas’ reign of terror in Gaza."
The UN General Assembly condemned the State of Israel far more than any other nation on Earth, with 141 condemnations against the Jewish State since 2015. Just 64 condemnations have been made against countries not named Israel, and Israel has received about 69%, or over two-thirds, of all condemnations by the General Assembly.
Similar results were found in the UN Human Rights Council, which was established in 2006. The UNHRC has condemned Israel 104 times, more than double the 43 times Syria, the second-most condemned nation. North Korea was condemned 16 times, Iran 14 times, Eritrea 13 times, Russia seven times, Venezuela three times, and Sudan three times.
The World Health Organization has issued 100% of its condemnations against Israel alone. The Jewish State has been condemned nine times, while no other country has ever been condemned by the WHO.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
After Israel gained independence 75 years ago, a deeply anti-Semitic international community, led by the United Nations, invented and have been maintaining, at great expense to the world, the existence of the fake Palestinian refugees to undermine legitimacy of the Jewish state and facilitate its destruction. Even after the horrific terror attack on 7th of October by Hamas, the 'Ugly Nazi" and leaders of many ‘Jew-loving’ countries, most of them democratic, have managed to put blame on Israel for finally having the guts and determination to neutralise the terrorist organization Hamas. The "humanitarian disaster" in Gaza was created not by Israel but by Egypt, as it refused to let the ‘innocent civilians' leave the war zone. There is no pressure on Egypt from the chief of 'Useless Nothing' António Guterres or from other international anti-Israel bigots! At the same time, they allowed over 8 million people to leave Sudan and Ukraine, escaping civil war and war with Russia. There are NO calls for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire there AT ALL.
Israel is prepared to act against efforts by Houthi rebels in Yemen to disrupt shipping in the Red Sea if the international community fails to do so. “Israel is giving the world some time to organize in order to prevent this but if there isn’t to be a global arrangement, because it is a global issue, we will act in order to remove this naval siege,” Israeli National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi said.
The International Committee of the Red Cross contacted the family of one of the Israeli hostages - Roni and Simona, the parents of Doron Steinbrecher - being held by the Hamas terrorists, not to offer any support or hope, but to criticize them for focusing on the well-being of their daughter. Instead, the Red Cross told the concerned parents to "think about the Palestinian side" due to the bombings of the IAF. The Red Cross has been criticized for refusing to try to fulfill its obligations to visit the hostages being held by Hamas and confirming their condition, or providing any medical care whatsoever as it does in conflicts that do not involve Jews. (Anti-Semitic behaviour of the Red Cross has not changed since WW2. The organizations should change the Red Cross and Red Crescent to the Red Swastika.)
The IDF troops struck compounds containing terror infrastructure used for Hamas’ military activity in the Al-Azhar University. The tunnel runs from the university yard to a school one kilometre away. Numerous weapons, including explosive devices, rocket parts were taken for an intelligence analysis. The IDF troops conducted a targeted raid on a Hamas observation control room in the area of the Shati Hospital, where 200 communication devices and dozens of cameras were located, as well as an operational tunnel shaft, magazines, grenades, a sniper post, and other military equipment. (All of them are part of the Hamas terrorism infostructure, therefore, are legitimate targets in war on terror!)
The United States has not given Israel a firm deadline to end major combat operations against Hamas in Gaza, and if the war ended now, the group would continue to pose a threat. Israel has two objectives in Gaza - ensuring Hamas can no longer govern Gaza and it can no longer pose a threat to Israel following the deadly October 7 attack. "Frankly, if the war were to stop today, it (Hamas) would continue to pose (a threat) which is why we are not in a place yet of asking Israel to stop or to force ceasefire," the White House national security aide Jon Finer said. (What rights do the US and other players have to tell Israel how to conduct and finish this war? Did Israel 'advise' them when they spent 20 years fighting Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan?)
In recent weeks during operations to seek out wanted terrorists in Judea and Samaria, there has been a phenomenon that has not been seen in the past. Wanted terrorists have been surrendering themselves to the IDF forces. The IDF recently began tightening the roadblocks around Shechem (Nablus), and this comes from an understanding that what happened at the Gaza border can happen in Judea and Samaria. Since the war began, 300 offensive operations have been carried out in the Samaria sector alone. In total, 211 wanted terrorists were arrested in the sector and lathes were confiscated. (Dozens of Hamas Terrorists Surrender in Khan Yunis)
After a guided-missile attack from Lebanon killed an Israeli civilian in northern Israel on Thursday, Israel's military spokesperson said and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Beirut would be turned "into Gaza" if Hezbollah started an all-out war. "If Hezbollah chooses to start an all-out war, then it will by its own hand turn Beirut and southern Lebanon, not far from here, into Gaza and Khan Younis," Netanyahu said.
Egypt has warned Israel and the US not to allow a situation in which displaced Palestinians flee from the Gaza Strip into the Sinai Peninsula. Such an exodus could cause a “rupture” in Egypt-Israel relations, Cairo was said to warn. Some 85 percent of the Gaza population, almost two million people, has been displaced since the war broke out. Egypt is concerned that Israel will push Palestinians from Gaza to Egypt - and not allow them to return after the war.
The Biden administration sent a message to Israel demanding that the amount of fuel entering the Strip be increased “now". Biden administration is likely to permit Israel to continue its Gaza campaign through most of January 2024, provided that the IDF continues to avoid the mass killing civilians and facilitates the flow of humanitarian aid. (Did the US supply fuel, medicine or food to Taliban? Did Biden ask permission from Israel, or listen to the 'Ugly Nothing' how to conduct the war on terror, and its objectives?)
One of the largest weapons depots in the Gaza Strip was found this week near a clinic and school in the northern Gaza Strip. The depot contained hundreds of RPG missiles and launchers of various types, dozens of anti-tank missiles, dozens of explosive devices, long-range missiles aimed at central Israel, dozens of grenades, and UAVs.
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian Territories Francesca Albanese, who previously claimed that Israel does not have the right to protect itself from the Hamas terrorist organization, stated that calls for Hamas to release the hostages it kidnapped on October 7 are "unacceptable." Albanese responded to a tweet by former State Department official Dennis Ross, who wrote: "The suffering of Palestinians in Gaza is real. Why not call on Hamas to release all hostages and agree to have its leaders leave Gaza. They could save Palestinians from paying a further price. Real support for Palestinians should produce such a call. Isn’t it time for that?"
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Israeli military will have to retain open-ended security control over the Gaza Strip long after its war against Hamas ends. Netanyahu said Gaza would have to remain demilitarized and that the only body capable of ensuring this would be the Israeli military. “No international force can be responsible for this,” he said. “I’m not ready to close my eyes and accept any other arrangement.” (The UN peace keepers are useless. They did nothing to stop Hezbollah from attacking Israel in Lebanon. The PA/Fatah are the terrorists who want to destroy Israel.)
The head of French intelligence warned senior Lebanese officials at a meeting in Beirut that it is in the country’s best interest to rein in its Iranian proxy, Hezbollah, before the United Nations takes steps to do it by force. The French envoy reportedly delivered a demand to implement UN Resolution 1701 “and create a buffer zone in south Lebanon between the Litani River and the Blue Line in order to reassure the residents of the northern settlements in occupied Palestine (Jew-haters are unable to say "Israel"), who fear returning to their settlements due to Hezbollah’s presence on the border.” (The international community was never seriously interested to enforce UN Resolution 1701 to its full extent and make UNIFIL implement it, by guaranteeing that Hezbollah has no ground presence in the near proximity of the Israel-Lebanon border.)
Quotes of the Week:
"Mr. Secretary-General, why don’t you care about the humanitarian catastrophe in Israel and the millions of Israelis still being attacked by missiles? Or the 300,000 Israelis displaced since the massacre? Why are you so focused only on helping terrorists survive? The meaning of a ceasefire in Gaza is that the Hamas reign of terror will continue. Regrettably, the UN, under your leadership, totally failed to act against and genuinely condemn terrorism. You failed to help release the kidnapped children and women being held in Gaza or even to allow the ICRC to visit them. YOU gave up on fighting terrorism! WE will not give up in our mission to eradicate Hamas and bring our hostages home." - Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, responded to the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres' statement.
"As we promised – nothing will stop us. Some thought that Hamas would prevent the renewal of fighting, or that we would avoid it, and we are proving that only Israel will determine its future. We will operate as much as we need to, and wherever we need to in the south as well as in the north. We will do this while listening to our friends, and doing what is right for the State of Israel." - Benny Gantz, former Israel's Defense Minister, member of the war cabinet.
by Israel National News
During a press conference Netanyahu said: “I heard heartbreaking stories of abuse. I heard, as you have heard, about sexual abuse and unprecedented cases of cruel rape. Until a few days ago we didn't hear from the women's organizations and the human rights organizations, where were you?! Were you silent because it was Jewish women?"
Speaking in English, he said: “I say to the women’s rights organizations, to the human rights organizations, you’ve heard of the rape of Israeli women, horrible atrocities, sexual mutilation? Where the hell are you?”
“I expect all civilized leaders, governments, nations to speak up against this atrocity,” he said.
The Prime Minister praised the progress of the IDF in the war against Hamas in Gaza, saying "we are on the right path."
Former Israeli Miss World Linor Abargil spoke at the special event held by Israel's mission to the United Nations at the UN headquarters:
"The horrific testimonies we have witnessed so far, and which have been presented in this conference, should have awoken the women's organizations long ago, and get them to stand with us in solidarity - but so far, this has not happened because of their cowardice. Because of petty politics. In the place I grew up there is an old saying: שקט הוא רפש. Silence is despicable. The women who were raped and murdered on October 7 were maybe silenced forever, but justice will be done. Truth shall prevail. We will never forget them. We will make the world never forget them. We will be the voice that was taken away from them."