• Sun. Sep 25th, 2022

In our part of the world, being able to think critically has been a central part of our democracy and a faithful companion to the beetroot-colored passport. Being critical goes hand in hand with our free thinking. In the name of critical thinking, we boycott right and left, troop up to demonstrations, and write angry debate posts. And yet. There is one institution that must not be criticized under any circumstances. One institution where you are either seen as anti-globalist or extremely colored if you dare to criticize them. The institution is called the UN. An organization that promotes human rights, which is peacekeeping, the world’s “police officer” who ensures order on the continents. So why spend its energy on criticizing the UN at all? This is exactly the attitude I encounter daily. In the social studies class, for lectures and for project weeks. Therefore, I will try to show the back of the medal at the UN and shed light on why I am critical of the UN.

Human rights violators must promote human rights
According to the UN, countries like Qatar are currently sitting at the table of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) – read how the UNHRC discriminates against Israel HERE.

According to Amnesty International USA, Qatar is facing torture charges. And countries like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are candidates to sit in the chairs. Both countries have per. definition strict laws that violate human rights. In my opinion, it is absurd that countries like Saudi Arabia that have the death penalty for homosexuality should potentially defend LGBT rights. In 2019, Denmark supported Iran and Saudi Arabia in their criticism of Israel on women’s rights at the UN – read HERE.

In addition to Pakistan, located in Asia, the Middle East human rights representatives are probably the most incompetent members of the organization. And tragically, the Middle East’s worst human rights violators are blaming the peninsula’s only democracy for human rights violations. Between 2006 and 2012, Israel has received resolutions 45 times in its head. By comparison, Iran, a country with a clerical regime that strips women of rights, has received three resolutions and China has received zero. So we are dealing with the worst human rights violators, like Qatar, which has adopted resolutions against Israel’s “occupation” of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria), despite the fact that the Palestinians have been offered their own state since 1937, the Palestinians have said NO to all proposals – read more HERE.

On November 29, 1947, the United Nations decided to adopt the partition plan (Resolution 181) which divided Israel into a Jewish state and an Arab state. At the same time, the UN recognized the Jewish people’s historic right to a national homeland in Israel – a right that was already internationally recognized in the San Remo Treaty in 1920. Following the adoption of the 1947 partition plan, several Arab states attacked the early Jewish state (Israel’s war of independence). UN partition plan in 1947 HERE.

The Palestinian Authority (PA), which receives several million each year. Danish tax dollars in support will still not recognize the Jewish people’s national right to their own land. PA also openly supports terrorist attacks against Israelis – read how Danish aid to the Palestinians is being abused by the PA to pay salaries to convicted terrorists with Israeli lives on the conscience and publication of jihad school curriculum that encourage Palestinian schoolchildren to sacrifice their lives in jihad against Israelis.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has openly stated that during the secret peace talks with Israel in 2007 and 2008, he rejected almost full Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank. The areas in the West Bank that Israel wanted to keep had to be compensated with others. land areas. On December 1, 2018, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat confirmed in a detailed interview on the official Palestinian TV channel PA TV that Palestinians were offered more space for a state than is currently the case in the West Bank. and the Gaza Strip, control of the Arab districts of Jerusalem and the return of 150,000 refugees to Israel. Abbas said no! Read more about PA’s no to Palestine in 2008 HERE. The latest offer for Palestine came with the Trump plan, but it was also rejected by the Palestinians – read HERE

Instead of criticizing the PA for rejecting countless offers to have their own state and a peaceful future for Palestinian and Israeli children, the Human Rights Council has criticized Israel for “occupying” the West Bank. Natasha Hausdorf, a lawyer specializing in international law, explains why Israel does NOT occupy the West Bank and why Israel’s plan to impose Israeli sovereignty over parts of the West Bank is NOT contrary to international law.

UN agency UNWRA draws threads to the terrorist group Hamas
Few people know that UNWRA has threads that point in the direction of the terrorist group Hamas. Israel withdrew completely from the Gaza Strip in 2005. In 2007, Hamas took control of Gaza following a bloody showdown. Hamas is on the EU, US and Israeli terror lists, among others. The terrorist group has as a stated goal to annihilate Israel. Since Hamas gained control of Gaza, for example, they have fired thousands of rockets into Israeli cities – read HERE, Hamas has attacked Israeli cities with hundreds of explosive balloons – read HERE, Hamas has dug countless attack tunnels into Israel – read HERE and tried to commit countless terrorist attacks against Israelis. Among other things, Hamas will receive several million. dollars every month from Qatar – read HERE.

According to a report by the NGO UN Watch (UN Watch has advisory status in the UN Economic and Social Council – read about UN Watch HERE), terrorist tunnels have been found under UNWRA-run schools. In addition, a 2014 UN Watch report shows that rockets were stored and allegedly fired from UNRWA-powered schools in Gaza. In addition, the NGO reports that each UNWRA school has representatives from Hamas who recruit students to “The Islamic Bloc”, one of Hamas’ study groups. During Operation Protective Edge in 2014, rockets were repeatedly found inside UN schools . In one case, a UNRWA spokesman said they had returned the rockets to “local authorities”. Israeli officials pointed out that this meant that the rockets were returned to Hamas – read more HERE. Read about corruption cases against UNRWA HERE. Read why UNRWA has become part of the problem instead of part of the solution for the Palestinians HERE.

In January 2020, the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem addressed the House of Lords of Great Britain. Fleur Hassan-Nahoum said, among other things, that the curriculum of the UNRWA schools glorifies anti-Semitism and glorifies martyrdom. Hassan-Nahoum attended a cross-party meeting of the House of Lords (UK Parliament) to discuss Britain’s recent £ 65.5 million grant to UNRWA for 2019-2020. Hassan-Nahoum pointed out that the Netherlands, Switzerland, New Zealand and Belgium have suspended their donations to UNRWA because of their corruption and incitement to hatred (read more HERE);

– Hamas has infiltrated UNRWA to such an extent that most teachers and the administration are made up of Hamas members. Hamas actually has representatives in all UNRWA schools to attract students to Hamas. The curriculum of the UNRWA schools is organized by the Palestinian Authority (PA). They call for hatred of Israel, anti-Semitism and the glorification of martyrdom, says Hasson-Nahoum.

Nevertheless, in March 2020, the Danish government decided to increase the contribution to the Palestinians via UNRWA from DKK 70 million to DKK 105 million. DKK – read more HERE.

When an independent NGO like UN Watch, which fights for human rights and is tasked with reporting on such atrocities, writes that UNWRA, an organization that aims to help the Palestinians, has stored rockets in their schools, it is in my optics a direct mockery of democracy and our critical thinking that in my primary school years I never learned about the UN backside of the medal, but instead was told that it was the most reliable source to refer to. And it is to that extent also a mockery of Israel that a UN body stores rockets that end up in Israeli territory.

The examples I have given here show very paradoxically that the UN criticizes states for acting against the spirit of democracy and peace, but then itself performs actions that are contrary to their own principles.

Finally, I will
g say that I in no way object to the UN or its bodies.
But all information taken into account, I do not think the organization deserves our blind trust.
At least not in a society where we are brought up to think critically.

Click HERE to sign MIFF’s protest in collaboration with UN Watch against Denmark’s discrimination against Israel at the UN – at the time of writing, 776 Danes have already signed that enough
is enough!

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