Israel stands a democracy and surrounded by volatile states of the Middle East, yet the UN treats Israel like the red headed step child of a mistress who is younger AND prettier. Needless to say, the UN just seems almost possessed by some Israel hating demon that wants to take them out.
I mean, maybe there is a better explanation but the action of the UN say otherwise. Why? Why are they so obviously against Israel?
Through all of this, Israel still provides for the UN in major ways…
Well, that’s coming to an end.
Israel has announced plans to suspend an estimated $6 million in funding to the U.N.
The Times of Israel reported:
The cut to Israel’s $40 million annual contribution to the United Nations represented the portion of the UN budget allocated to four committees on Palestinian issues, the Israeli mission said.
Those committees include the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the Division for Palestinian Rights, the Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, and the Special Information Program on the Question of Palestine of the U.N. Department of Public Information.
“It is unreasonable for Israel to fund bodies that operate against us at the UN,” Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon said in a statement.
Israel provided them funding and they used it to fund exactly the committees that were most fervently anti-Israel.
The cut is a good start.
I’m glad Israel is making a statement by cutting the UN off from their donation. What would be even better is to really pull the legs out from under the UN and have the United States follow Israel’s example in this withdrawal.
That would hit them where is really hurts with the US being their single biggest funder.
This cut of funds is currently being pondered over by Congress and the incoming Trump administration.