Israel has, for years, had missiles rain down upon her, and suicide bombers work from within. Since her inception, every Arab nation has called for her destruction and the death of her citizens. In the last year, her Arab neighbors have given her the gift of more than 2,000 missiles being fired randomly at her citizens.
Large numbers of her Jewish citizens either were among the 700,000 Jews the Arab nations brutally and violently expelled in the decades after 1948, or are descendants of those Jews. In contrast, Israel is the only functioning capitalist democracy in the Middle East, with full legal and economic rights extended to the huge Arab population in her midst — with the result that these Israeli Arabs enjoy more freedom than any other Arabs (or Persians) in the Middle East.
Nevertheless, the Muslim cohorts, working tightly with American and European Leftists, have created a situation in which Israel is reviled around the world. And now that pustulant body, the UN, once again rubs its bit of salt into long-suffering Israel’s wounds:
A United Nations committee dealing with racism took time out from its normal schedule Thursday to discuss Israel’s military campaign in Lebanon, despite appeals by Jewish groups and concerns raised by an American member that it was stepping outside its mandate.
Some members of the 18-person, Geneva-based Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) argued that whether within its remit or not, the body had the right to express concern about the humanitarian situation in Lebanon resulting from the conflict.
Others, however, believed the discussion was clearly within the competency of an anti-racism body, and accused Israel of targeting Arabs because of their race, according to a U.N. summary of the debate.
Jose Lindgren-Alves, a Brazilian on the committee, asked whether there was not at least a tinge of racism behind Israel’s “disproportionate” response to the kidnapping of its soldiers.
He wondered whether Israel have reacted as harshly if there was no racism involved.
Agha Shahi, a committee member from Pakistan, said that was a valid point, and asked whether Israel would have resorted to bombing a civilian infrastructure if it were fighting against non-Arabs.
Nozipho January-Bardill, a South African, agreed there were elements of institutionalized racism at the root of the violence. People only gave themselves the right to kill in this way when they had “inferiorized” the victims, she argued.
The CERD is tasked with overseeing compliance with a 1969 document called the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
This loathsome, ill-considered pronouncement comes only two days after one UN member state — Iran — called for the complete destruction of another UN member state — Israel. I have not yet heard any condemnation about the racist statement, nor any concern about the fact that the nation making that racist statement is the financer and puppet master of Hezbollah, the totalitarian organization of Muslim thugs using Lebanon as the base for its incursions against Israel.