Hanan Ashrawi: UN is too PRO-Israel!


Photo Credit: Asher Schwartz

{Originally posted to the Elder of Ziyon website}

Tomorrow is the UN-created “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People” set up in 1977 specifically to be on the anniversary of the UN partition resolution that would have created a Palestinian Arab state if those same Palestinian people had not rejected it.


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Hanan Ashrawi of the PLO, a person with more chutzpah than any Jew, said today that the UN system that has done more to legitimize the Palestinian national cause than anyone in the world did not give the Palestinians a minimum level of justice, encouraged extremist groups in “the State of Palestine” and the region in general, and provided Israel with “a cover to continue its crimes based on ethnic cleansing, forced displacement, apartheid and escalating settlement expansion.” She also said the UN allows Israel to “practice fundamentalist Zionism and extremist colonial ideology.”

Ashrawi also made a bizarre claim about the 1947 UN General Assembly resolution 181 I had not previously seen: “Although the partition resolution, which marks the beginning of the suffering of our people, gives the Security Council the right and the ability to take action against any dissenting party, it has repeatedly failed to exercise this right. ”

The dissenting parties were the Arabs in Palestine and the entire Arab world, which attacked the Jews of the region within hours of the resolution being passed!

The resolution requested the Security Council to act in case anyone opposed the resolution’s implementation – which is exactly what the Arabs did:

(b) The Security Council consider, if circumstances during the transitional period require such consideration, whether the situation in Palestine constitutes a threat to the peace. If it decides that such a threat exists, and in order to maintain international peace and security, the Security Council should supplement the authorization of the General Assembly by taking measures, under Articles 39 and 41 of the Charter, to empower the United Nations Commission, as provided in this resolution, to exercise in Palestine the functions which are assigned to it by this resolution;
(c) The Security Council determine as a threat to the peace, breach of the peace or act of aggression, in accordance with Article 39 of the Charter, any attempt to alter by force the settlement envisaged by this resolution;

Palestinian Arabs could have had a state if they hadn’t decided to attack Palestinian Jews instead. If the Security Council is guilty of anything it is for not protecting the Jews – mostly civilians – who were attacked by the opponents of the resolution. Ashrawi’s trying to claim that the Security Council didn’t intervene on behalf  of the attackers and rejecters of UNGA 181 is perhaps a new low even for her.


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