Forty years on, the evil still won’t die
ON NOVEMBER 10, 1975 the UN General Assembly declared: “Zionism is racism.”
In a speech delivered right after the the resolution was passed, US Ambassador to the UN Daniel Moynihan condemned the ratification of this resolution. It was subsequently repealed in 1991, but its spirit tragically lives on in the form of the UN’s enduring obsession with condemning Israel.
In his speech Moynihan said: “The United States rises to declare before the General Assembly and before the world that it does not acknowledge, it will not abide by, it will never acquiesce in this infamous act. The United States has pleaded for the United Nations not to do this thing. It (is) ‘obscene’… the furtiveness with which this obscenity first appeared among us has been replaced by a shameless openness.
“A great evil has been loosed upon the world: the abomination of anti- semitism has been given the appearance of international sanction. (We are) reminded that the United Nations was born in struggle against just such abominations as we are committing today… the United States has for the first time in its history appealed directly to each of the 141 other delegations in New York not to do this unspeakable thing.”
Tragically, Moynihan’s words are proving true. We are facing an evil that will not die.
In no shape nor form can Israel be considered an apartheid state. Rather do its immediate accusers show every manifestation of discrimination, bigotry, intolerance and extremism that are the lynchpins of apartheid.
It is a policy that among Islamist entities has led inevitably to the atrocities that started with 9/11 and has now raised its head in Paris on its onward journey. Apologists claim this extremism represents a minority view, but there are more than sufficient of these active madmen around to threaten world peace.
In the firing line of blame is Israel and tolerance of the accusations against it by many countries encourages more and greater terrorism.