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The UN in breach of its own Charter

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Submitted by Salomon Benzimra (Canada), Dec 6, 2005 at 00:06

The senseless package of UNGA Resolutions intended to demonize Israel come routinely on time, every year at the same time. In a number of them, the same mantras are repeated ad nauseum: "illegal occupation of Palestinian land"; "illegal Jewish settlements"; "Israel as a main transgressor of human rights", and on, and on.

What is amusing -- if it were not so pathetic -- is that most if not all of these General Assembly Resolutions which condemnn Israel fly on the face of the UN Charter itself, specifically Article 80 which clearly enshrines the provisions of the Mandate set forth by the League of Nations, the precursor of the UN.

What can we say about an Institution that violates its own Charter time and again with such impunity, and with such a broad support from its members? What credibility does the UN have in pretending to be the guarantor of "international law"? Isn't the UN beyond redemption when such fundamental abuses are so endemic?

Now, is there anyone out there who would raise this matter openly? Perhaps John Bolton? Perhaps Anne Bayefsky? Why not Daniel Pipes?

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