The human face of conflict. war, political threat, Intifada, struggle for the good life, women and their loved ones searching for the "good life" under war. Israel, the Israel Palestinian conflict.
Now, in all honesty, what good has the State of Israel ever gotten from the United Nations? For the gazillionth time, Israel is being condemned as if it's the most evil state in the universe. "Israel has accused a senior U.N. official of misconduct in preparing a report that harshly criticized the Israeli army over the 2014 Gaza war while leaving it off a blacklist of states and armed groups that violate children's rights in conflict.
The U.N. Security Council will hold a public debate on Thursday to discuss the latest United Nations report on children and armed conflict. In it, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 'the unprecedented and unacceptable scale of the impact on children in 2014 raises grave concerns about Israel's compliance with international humanitarian law ... (and) excessive use of force.' (Reuters)" And again, there are Israeli government officials who complain, but nothing is ever done about it. There's some mutterings periodically, but nobody makes policy change.
There's only one simple policy change that would make sense. Cancel our membership in that hotbed of pro-terrorist hypocrisy! Israel should have left the United Nations a very long time ago!! There is no hasbara, information campaign or "rebranding" tricks that can change the views of those diplomats and countries who are offended at our self-defense and victories. Get real and leave!
This was first posted on my personal blog, Shiloh Musings, Time for Israel to Leave the United Nations, http://shilohmusings.blogspot.co.il/2015/06/time-for-israel-to-leave-united-nations.html. I post there almost everyday.
Israela: secrets, lies, and alienation. Heroism. Arabs saving Jews and Jews healing Arabs in Israel. Israela: An eternal struggle for peace. Three women and their loved ones seeking the "good life" under war. The complex social structure of Israel, tradition, history, war, Intifada, and love.
Author Batya Casper.