On December 29, 2022, a new, unabashedly and outspokenly Zionist government was sworn in in the Knesset. A day later, the United Nations voted for a resolution intended to soon see Israel dragged before the International Court of Justice in The Hague to faces charges levelled by those who hate her.
The global hostility against Israel which has been crystalising for 75 years in the antisemitic Petrie dish we call the UN, is reaching the point of critical mass.
From its founding after World War 2 – ostensibly to combat the hate-filled prejudice that had just led to the murder of one in every three Jews on the planet – this rancid and immoral organisation has worked tirelessly to demonise and delegitimise the Jewish state.
The hatred it fuels has grown, exponentially.
Out of the UN’s 193 member states, Israel is exclusively targeted. Israel is the only nation concerning which the UN sets aside a whole day of meetings every year – meetings which end in rafts of condemnation votes against Israel.
And Israel is the only nation that has had an open-ended commission of inquiry set up against it.
Six years ago, just before he departed the White House, the extremely hostile-to-Israel Barack Obama ordered his ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, to withhold the US veto so that the Security Council could pass Resolution 2334
Among other things, 2334 emphatically ruled that Judea, Samaria and half of Jerusalem are, de facto, “Palestinian national land.” It was the first UNSC edict attempting to set in the stone of international law the Palestinian Arab “nation” as the owner of this land.
This, notwithstanding the fact that these Arabs have never been a nation anywhere in this land (anywhere at all, in fact), and that this resolution established, more or less as an internationally valid statute, the lie that it is theirs.
And notwithstanding the mountains of rock-solid evidence – documentary and archaeological – that these areas are the ancestral lands of the Jews.
Resolution 2334 also “reaffirmed” that Israel’s establishment of communities for Jews in Samaria and Judea had no legal validity, and constituted a flagrant violation under international law.
For decades, the UN has relentlessly pushed forward this brazen double-falsehood: 1) that Israel is an illegal occupier in Judea and Samaria and, 2) that those lands, along with Gaza, rightfully belong to the Palestinian Arabs.
Most of the world has now bought into these lies.
If there is one more thing in which the UN excels, it is in censuring the state of the Jews. It has levelled, down the years, more condemnations against this vibrant, if small, democracy than against all the world’s other nations combined.
In 2018, Israel was the most condemned country in the UN.
In 2020, Israel was condemned 17 times in 2020, versus the rest of the world, which was censured just six times.
Last year, on November 30 alone, the UN passed five separate resolutions against Israel, bringing to 15 the number of condemnations of this nation in 2022, up to that point. Altogether, the rest of the world was condemned just 13 times, and that in the year which, saw Russia’s rape of Ukraine, and the Iran’s vicious crackdown on its own people.
One of the November 30 decisions saw the UN resolve that, from 2023 onwards, it would annually mark the date of modern Israel’s establishment as “a catastrophe.”
The chief sponsor of that resolution was Egypt, supposedly Israel’s peace partner.
A few months ago, the open-ended UN “Commission of Inquiry investigating rights abuses in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip” called on the Security Council to terminate Israel’s “permanent occupation” of Judea and Samaria, and urged individual UN member states to prosecute Israeli officials.
And now, in its final act of 2022, as we went into the weekend marking the end of that year and the start of the next one on the ‘Christian’ calendar, the international community consolidated all that it has prepared up to now, and made its move.
It passed a resolution calling on the International Court of Justice in the Hague to investigate and rule on the “illegality” of Israel’s presence and on Israel’s behaviour in the land of its national birth.
Said The Jerusalem Post: According to the proposal, the Israeli presence in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem is illegal, and the court should recommend the steps that the UN and the countries of the world should take in response.
The international community wants Israel in the dock, in front of a judge.
Celebrating, PA Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh crowed that the vote was “a new victory for the Palestinians and their just [SIC] cause on the way to achieving their freedom and national independence.”
Israel rejects this resolution and plans to treat it as it has the multitude of past antisemitic UN rulings: with disdain.
For as the UN intensifies in its loathing of Israel, allowing that detestation to drive its “diplomatic terrorism” (as former Israeli ambassador to that body, Danny Danon, called it), the Jews in Israel have, overwhelmingly, voted into power a nationalist government that will not be intimidated, or dictated to, by that world body.
“Like hundreds of the twisted decisions against Israel taken by the UNGA over the years,” said newly reinstalled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Friday’s “despicable decision will not bind the Israeli government. The Jewish nation is not an occupier in its own land and its own eternal capital, Jerusalem [and] no UN decision can distort the historical facts” (My emphasis).
It looks like we have passed a milestone and are now on a road it will not be possible to turn around in or reverse out of. The stage seems set for the next, nearly final, act: Israel’s head-to-head confrontation with the Gentile nations of the world.
One more thing to note: How the present repeats the past.
Using antisemitic propaganda, Hitler’s media machine infected the thinking of Germans against Jews to the point where the entire nation (and its allies) would not only permit, but actively support, the Holocaust.
In a similar way, the international news media that champions the UN’s antisemitic actions has poisoned the minds of billions against Israel, priming the Gentile world to take a forceful stand against the Jewish state.