By the Israel Institute of NZ…
Many things changed in 2020 all around the world. However, the disproportionate attack on Israel at the United Nations continued.
There were 17 resolutions passed by the General Assembly that singled out the Jewish state, while only 8 other countries were mentioned in 7 other resolutions. Those countries were Iran, Syria, North Korea, Myanmar, the U.S. (for its embargo on Cuba), and Crimea. There were no resolutions that singled out China, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Turkey, Pakistan, Vietnam, Algeria, or any of the other 175 member countries.
And New Zealand participated as enthusiastically as in previous years in condemning Israel so disproportionately, presumably under the same flawed advice MFAT has provided for years.
In the past five years there have been almost 100 resolutions against Israel in the general assembly and New Zealand has not found it appropriate to vote against any of them.
Despite MFAT acknowledging that one of the resolutions – and apparently only one of them – “has lacked balance in that it focuses exclusively on Israeli actions”, there seems no political will to vote against the anti-Israel bias at the United Nations…
Read the full article on the Israel Institute of NZ here.