UN damning reports stoke US have to worry about anti-Israel bias

in the vicinity


Ambassador Nikki Haley responds to UN vote behavior report

Report shows United Nations, the members voted with the United States, 31 percent of the time over the past year; and Claudia rosette of the Independent Women’s Forum reacts.

The United Nations is the publication of two reports criticizing Israel for its alleged mistreatment of Palestinians tried just as US Ambassador Nikki Haley, to curb any anti-Israel bias at the U. N.

Fox News has obtained a copy of a report of the Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, will be presented to the security Council on Tuesday.

The report was a response to a controversial resolution of the Israeli settlements, the Trump transition team criticize unsuccessfully tried to stop in December 2016. The outgoing Obama administration refused to veto the resolution.

A security Council diplomat told Fox News, several Council members, including France and Sweden, pushed for a written report, a common practice.

Axios, which first reported on the report, said that Haley had not prevented that the report will be published 17 months and put pressure on the Guterres, to publish a report.

“It was clear that some members of the security Council took advantage of the situation in Gaza and to collect signatures for the letter, organized by the French and Sweden,” a source in the U. N. told Fox News. “Once presented with such a letter, the Secretary-General had little choice but to issue a written report.”

The report paints a bleak picture of the situation in Gaza, and accused Israel of undermining “the hopes and the practical prospects for the establishment of a viable Palestinian state.”

In particular, the name, the decision to build an additional 3,500 housing units in the West Bank as a further obstacle to the emergence of a two-state solution and says that the settlements in the “occupied Palestinian territories” constitutes a “flagrant violation under international law.”

He also says that 135 Palestinians, including 16 children, were shot to death by the Israeli defense force between March and June during the violent protests.

Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, published to criticize two reports of Israel for its treatment of the Palestinians.


“Israel has a responsibility to exercise maximum restraint in the use of live fire, and not for the use of lethal force except as a last resort against the impending threat of death or serious injury. It is the citizens have to protect, but as it must be, with due respect to international humanitarian law,” the report says.

But Guterres, who has often tried to be more moderate tone toward Israel than other hard-liners within the United Nations, also criticized the Hamas, especially for his incitement of the protesters and asked them to break through barriers and to “seek martyrdom.”

“The actions of Hamas and other militant groups threatening not only the lives of Israelis and Palestinians, but also the efforts to restore the dignity and the prospect of a future worth living for the Palestinians in Gaza.”

Another report, also of Fox News, produced by the economic and social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the transfer of Guterres in response to a resolution of the General Assembly, criticized the impact of Israeli policies on the Palestinian living conditions.was

ESCWA is one of the U. N. is notoriously anti-Israel body, and its previous head had to resign last year after the under fire from Guterres and the United States for the description of Israel as an “apartheid state.”

But while it is in this report not used such inflammatory language, it is still snappy on Israeli practices, the demolition of Palestinian housing and what he says is “inherently discriminatory” application of different legal standards against the Palestinians.

He also cited the health care shortages, a high infant mortality rate, an energy crisis in Gaza, the camps undermines basic services, as well as severely overcrowded schools and a refugee.

The report claims that Israel leads the barrier on the West Bank to a deterioration of the health situation and access to Israel is sometimes failed, and points the finger at Israel’s policy.

“The impact of the ongoing occupation and the policies and practices of Israel on the Palestinian people, the society and the economy is complex and has cumulative negative effects over the years,” the report says.

There is also a “funding crisis” impact on the U. N. body for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), the trump administration froze funding in January, using the body’s own anti-Israeli stance. The report States that the lack of funding “only exacerbated the conditions of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians already living in harsh conditions.”

The Israeli mission said that they had not yet seen, report to the GA but on a constant anti-Israel bias at the U. N.

“The anti-Israel bias at the U. N. is widespread and permeates in almost every U. N. body. In the past few weeks, we have seen that this automatic majority against Israel is not set in stone and can be hollowed out,” Ambassador Danny Danon said in a statement to Fox News.

“We call on all U. N. officials and agencies, the focus on the real crises of the world and not the way of plagues, such as wrong to denigrate the state of Israel.”

The whole series of reports, with a focus on Israel, the worse is likely to only further the relationship between the Trump administration, and the U. N., U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has called repeatedly and loudly, on what he sees as anti-Israel bias in the body for many different departments.


The Associated Press reported last week that the Trump administration prepares to pull out of the human rights Council over its alleged anti-Israel bias, as well as the limitation of the funding to the U. N. body for Palestinian refugees, the groups ” anti-Israel bias and see, what he, as to the bias of members of the U. N. and the security Council.

Tuesday, the report comes shortly after Haley to approve the U. N. General Assembly last week as “shameful” failed US-amendment proposed-to-a Palestinian-backed draft resolution that would have condemned Hamas.

“It’s no wonder nobody takes the U. N. seriously as a force for peace in the Middle East,” she said, although she celebrated the number of supporters for the amendment as a sign that “the common practice of turning a blind eye to the U. N. anti-Israel bias “change”.

Fox News’ Ben Evansky contributed to this report.

Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular