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World reels in chaos as UN picks on Israel

Our world is a scary place. The news is dominated by the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar, the continuing disaster in Syria and the prospect of all-out war on the Korean peninsula.

The United Nations was created with the noble aim of maintaining international peace and security and you would, therefore, think that these issues would be dominating the agenda in its internal structures. Sadly, not.

While our world appears to be spiralling into chaos, the UN chooses to condemn the only democracy in the Middle East, Israel.

Some of the resolutions passed by the UN in recent times are truly shocking.

While Palestinian women were being murdered for the sake of male honour and Iranian women were being stoned to death for adultery, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women condemned Israel for violating the rights of women.

The United Nations Human Rights Council, whose membership includes Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela, passed 20 resolutions critical of Israel, while Iran, Syria and North Korea merited just one mention each.

Perhaps the most risible resolution was passed at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

They decided to rewrite history and support a resolution (from the Palestinians) that ignored Judaism's ties to the religion's holiest site, the Western Wall.

Our country must play its part in making the UN honest again and reminding it of its noble objectives.


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