Absurdity, Bad Guys, Bad Idea, Bias, Chutzpah, Corruption, Just Wrong, Scam, UN
Shifra on June 5, 2017
It’s time to turn the UN building in Manhattan into a really neat parking garage, where it will finally do some good. Via Jerusalem Post. UNRWA has apologized for twice using a photo of a Palestinian child living in Syria, this time in its fund-raising campaign for Gaza. The double use of the photograph was brought to light by the Geneva- based group UN Watch, whose executive director Hillel Neuer posted both pictures on Twitter with the caption: “Left: UNRWA photo, Jan.27, 2015, of girl in Syria. Right: Same UNRWA photo, May 29, 2017, but now she’s ‘Aya from Gaza’ oppressed by Israel.” Next to the photo that it posted on social media last month, UNRWA wrote: “Imagine being cut...
Shifra on April 5, 2017
Brava to Ambassador Nikki Haley, the New Sheriff in Town Via IJR. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday confronted Russia directly in an impassioned address to the United Nations following a reported chemical attack in Syria on Tuesday…. “Men, women, the elderly, and children gasping for their very last breath,” she said. “And as first responders, doctors, and nurses rushed to help the victims, a second round of bombs rained down. They died in the same slow, horrendous manner as the civilians they were trying to save.” She then stared down the Russian ambassador and said: “How many more children have to die before Russia cares?”…. Video via RealClearPolitics: UNSC won’t focus on Israeli-Palestinian conflict under Nikki Haley
Tammy on January 27, 2017
I’ve taken a wait-and-see attitude about our new UN ambassador Nikki Haley, and I like this very much. So far, so good. Via RCP. Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, spoke at the UN headquarters for the first time, stating to “those who don’t have our backs: We’re taking names.” “Our goal with the administration is to show value at the UN, and the way to show value is to show our strength, show our full voice. Have the backs of our allies and make sure our allies have our backs as well.”
Shifra on January 3, 2017
Let’s see: The members of the 2017 Human Rights Council (Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, China, Cuba, Iraq, Qatar, Burundi, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates) engage in amputating arms of suspected thieves, treating women as “property,” throwing gays off rooftops, beheadings, torture, “disappearances” and execution of political opponents. But Israel is constructing apartments on land that had been in Jewish hands two thousand years ago. Oh, the “horror”… HT Twitchy. Happy New Year 2017! Make *Standing Up for #HumanRights* as your New Year's resolution! https://t.co/OHRaWjXby8 #StandUp4HumanRights pic.twitter.com/V2FK3phxDV — UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) December 31, 2016 The UN Human Rights Council. Or UN "Human Rights" Council. Another sick joke from an obsolete organization. https://t.co/U22YtL3yc9 — Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) January 2, 2017 @UNHumanRights Not such...
Tammy on December 27, 2016
The fallout from the Obama administration facilitating the Jew-haters at the UN continues. Thanks goodness Netanyahu is a man who speaks his mind. And thank God he’ll have Trump with work with from now on. Background: Senate Democrats Condemn Obama for Anti-Israel UN Vote Via RCP. During his weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a stinging reprimand of the anti-settlement vote at UN Security Council. He asserted that “the Western Wall isn’t occupied territory,” and said he looked forward to working with the Trump administration when they take office next month. I believe what I tweeted earlier about the obscene UN Security Council vote against Israel points out the dangerous hypocrisy and absurdity of the...
Shifra on December 14, 2016
It appears that Wonder Woman is not a good role model for women and girls after all, due to her “impossible proportions.” But I wonder if Wonder Woman was axed because actress Gal Gadot is a proud citizen of Israel. Her name, btw, is pronounced “Gahl,” and means “ocean wave.” Via Telegraph. Wonder Woman’s battle for equality for women and girls at the United Nations has come to a untimely end. The scantily clad, curvaceous comic book superhero has had her appointment as a United Nations honorary ambassador cut in less than two months following protests. A United Nations spokesman said the character’s role at the 193-member state organization would end on Friday despite plans for Wonder Woman to be...
Shifra on November 30, 2016
A moment of silence for the thousands of Cubans massacred by Castro’s firing squads might have been a nice touch. Via CNS News. After a minute of silence in honor of Fidel Castro, United Nations member-states on Tuesday turned to the regular General Assembly agenda item entitled “the question of Palestine,” in preparation for votes on several resolutions condemning Israel. “I’m deeply saddened by the passing of Fidel Castro,” began the president of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson of Fiji. He described the Cuban dictator as “one of the iconic leaders of the 20th century, with a great love for his homeland and the Cuban people, he dedicated his life to their welfare and development.” “A tireless advocate for equity...
Shifra on October 26, 2016
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) denies Jewish and Christian ties to Jerusalem, votes to mention only Muslim claim to holy sites in Jerusalem, including the site of the two Jewish temples, exclusively in terms Islam, using their Arabic names. Via Jerusalem Post. On the same day UNESCO approved a resolution ignoring Jewish ties to the Temple Mount, the Israel Antiquities Authority on Wednesday displayed an unprecedented document containing a reference to Jerusalem from the First Temple period. Written in ancient Hebrew script, and dating back to the Kingdom of Judah during the 7th century BCE, the rare relic made of papyrus is the earliest extra-Biblical source to mention Jerusalem in Hebrew writing…. UNESCO passes new anti-Israel resolution...
State Dept Spokeshole On Whether Saudi Arabia Should Be on Human Rights Council: “We’re Just Observers”by Shifra on June 30, 2016
Saudi Arabia on Human Rights Council? Isn’t that like putting Hitler on the Jewish Council for Public Affairs ? Via CNS News. A State Department spokesman on Wednesday declined to give an opinion on whether Saudi Arabia should be suspended from the U.N. Human Rights Council over its widely-criticized rights record, on the grounds that the U.S. is “just an observer.” “Because we only have observer status,” Mark Toner told a briefing in response to questions about calls for the kingdom’s suspension, “I’d refer you to the U.N. for more details. I mean, we don’t have a vote.” A vote to suspend a member of the Geneva-based HRC would be taken not by that body but by the U.N. General...
Shifra on May 9, 2016
And you know what else can be solved? By kicking the U.N. out of the U.S., and converting their building to a huge garage…the parking problem in midtown Manhattan will definitely be solved. Via Daily Caller. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told The Washington Post why he’s so fixated on fighting global warming: He thought he could solve the world’s problems by forcing countries to cut carbon dioxide. “From day one, I made climate change the top priority,” Ki-moon told The Post. “There were many crises around the world, even at that time. But I thought that all these crises, these political crises, could be solved.”…. Related: Fox News: America, we pay way too much for the United Nations CNS...
Pat_S on September 26, 2015
The UN, coincident with the Pope’s visit, issued goals to eradicate poverty by 2030. But why stop at that? The Panel believes there is a chance now to do something that has never before been done – to eradicate extreme poverty, once and for all, and to end hunger, illiteracy, and preventable deaths. This would be a truly historic achievement. But we wanted to do more… To do all that and more requires the right people. Thankfully the world has 27 eminent people (John Podesta from U.S. Others listed at end of PDF report.) who are up to the task of outlining a program to achieve the goals. This is the result of their work. A New Global Partnership: Eradicate...
pamelarice on May 14, 2015
**Bumped Up From TAM Wire. Posted By pamelarice** Come one, come all to the next episode of The Punch and Judy Show Featuring Barack Obama as Punch and The United States as his punching bag. This must be where we get the phrase “Punched in the face.” Obama never misses a chance to “Punch US in the face.” Via FrontPage Mag: Obama Subjects U.S. to Farcical U.N. ‘Human Rights’ Review The Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council has long been regarded by the sane world as a farcical organization consisting of the world’s worst human rights abusers. It is a place where nations like Saudi Arabia – which still implements oppressive Sharia laws, subjugates women and bans all religions except...
Shifra on May 6, 2015
Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron In 2010, Israel included two holy sites, in Hebron and Bethlehem, on a register of 150 national heritage sites. The U.N. Education Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) responded by defining these sites as “Palestinian.” Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the UNESCO decision: “The attempt to detach the people of Israel from its heritage is absurd,” the statement said. “If the places where the fathers and mothers of the Jewish nation are buried, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Leah and Rachel some 4,000 years ago are not part of the Jewish heritage then what is?” And, last week: Via CNS News: UN Cultural Agency Slams Israel’s Claim to Religious Sites The U.N. Education Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)...
Shifra on April 14, 2015
Let’s see: In Iran, women are subject to public execution by stoning after being convicted for ‘adultery.’ Men can marry non-Islamic women, but women cannot marry non-Islamic men. A woman can get a divorce only under extreme conditions; a man can divorce a wife without cause. There are no laws against domestic abuse. A man’s son inherits twice as much as his daughter. Yes, Iran sounds like a perfect choice: Via CNS: UN Gives Iran Leadership Post in Agency for ‘Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women’ With little fanfare, a U.N. body has given Iran seats on several entities, including one dealing with women’s empowerment, another with children, a third with narcotics and a fourth with crime prevention and criminal...
Patricia on August 22, 2013
Update: Power missed Syria session for personal trip Oh, brother. UN Ambassador Samantha Power was on a personal trip when she missed this week’s emergency Security Council meeting on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, U.N. diplomats have told Fox News. Power, who tweeted a call for U.N. action after news broke of the gas attack and has long advocated military intervention in the ongoing Syrian civil war, was said to be in a location where no travel arrangements could be made. Our Ambassador missed the Emergency UN meeting on Syria. Has anybody seen Samantha Power? This worthless administration has put its complete confidence and reliability for action in the hands of the United Nations. Drawing a line in...