(JNS) The U.N. General Assembly passed three resolutions last week that targeted Israel, which brings the total to 14 resolutions being adopted in the next month that single out the Jewish state. Said UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer after the three resolutions were adopted on Wednesday, Dec. 1, “It’s absurd that in the year 2021, out of some 20 U.N. General Assembly resolutions that criticize countries, 70 percent are focused on one single country—Israel. What drives these lopsided condemnations is a powerful political agenda to demonize the Jewish state.” Since 2015, the General Assembly has passed 115 resolutions condemning Israel and only 45 against other countries.
One of the resolutions refers to the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site, only by its Muslim name, “Haram al-Sharif.” Another resolution solely puts the blame on Israel for the lack of peace in the Middle East and makes no mention of terrorist attacks and human-rights violations by the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
The resolutions were adopted two days after the United Nations held its annual “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People” on Nov. 29.
Neuer said France, Germany, Sweden and other European Union states are expected to support almost all of the 14 resolutions against Israel.
The Conference of Presidents condemned the U.N. resolution omitting the Temple Mount designation. “We are deeply disturbed by the deliberate and offensive omission of the ‘Temple Mount’ designation in the ‘Jerusalem resolution,’ passed by the United Nations General Assembly, which effectively denies both Jewish and Christian connection to one of the most sacred sites for all three faith communities,” said Dianne Lob, chair; William Daroff, CEO; and Malcolm Hoenlein, vice chair of the Conference of Presidents. “We welcome the Biden administration and the governments of Australia, Canada, Hungary, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Palau for rejecting this shameful and false resolution, and call upon other nations to oppose resolutions that unfairly single out and condemn Israel while needlessly exacerbate political tensions.”
Main Photo: New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams joined Rabbi Noach Majesky and his family at a Hanukkah celebration in Accra, Ghana, Dec. 1, 2021. (Chabad)