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United Nations fails in mission to address real threat to world peace
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United Nations fails in mission to address real threat to world peace

The United Nations, built on the ashes and destruction of the Holocaust and the Second World War, is failing to address the biggest threat to world peace in seven decades, the European Jewish Congress (EJC) says.

“Currently in the Middle East there is a maelstrom of destruction and genocide sweeping across the region in places like Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and others and the United Nations is largely silent,” EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said. “This threat will definitely not stay limited to the region but will soon become a major problem for Europe and the entire world, as demonstrated by terrorist attacks in New York, Madrid and London. The U.N should recognise this existential threat and focus its attention on it.”

“However, when Israel, the sole democracy in the Middle East, which is at forefront of the fight against terrorism, is targeted by these same forces, an inordinate amount of time is spent condemning and investigating it.”

The EJC calls on the United Nations to recognise global terror as the principal threat to humanity and to fulfil its mandate to protect the world from it. The United Nations should stop spending its time binding the hands of democratic governments from fighting the massive network of international terror organisations which are today responsible for murders and genocide around the world.

“The silence and lack of action by the UN in front of this wave of terror reminds us of the world’s silence and inaction during darker times, which led to the Holocaust which in turn resulted in the creation of the UN itself, whose main task is to unite the world in taking timely action against such threats,” Kantor said. “Instead, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution calling for an investigation against Israel while completely ignoring Hamas, a recognised terror organisation, and during a General Assembly discussion Israel was repeatedly accused of ‘war crimes’, including by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.”

“As a people who were the victims of the largest genocide in modern history, we see the signs very clearly and we will not remain silent. Unfortunately, we also see that Israel has become the chief distraction for those who do not want to face the threat head on and would rather sit around in plenary debates and so-called human rights councils attacking democracies." Kantor Continued. "We hear from world leaders that they underestimated the threat of the Islamic State and now we see their flags in demonstrations in Europe and their soldiers involved in terror in our streets."

“Global terror is simply the gravest threat to world peace since the Nazis and the UN Secretary General and the relevant institutions have to give the backing and tools to democratic sovereign states, like Israel, who are fighting on the frontlines against global Jihad, or this cancer will spread far beyond the region into Europe and beyond.”

Monday, August 11, 2014
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