Unmasking the "international community"
For many years, the Left in Israel and throughout the world has upheld the so-called "international community" as the arbiter of all things. From Israel's right to exist to climate change, from American world leadership to genetically modified crops, the Left has maintained that the "international community" is the only body qualified to judge the truth, lawfulness, goodness and justice of all things.
She could have included additional items such as "biblical prophecy, evolution, Jesus' identity", etc.
Most of those who uphold this view see the United Nations as the embodiment of the "international community."
US President Barack Obama has repeatedly made clear that his chief litmus test for the viability or desirability of a foreign policy is the support it garners in UN institutions.
After discussing the current bid from the Palestinians to obtain UN approval for a "PA State", and the UN's anti-Israeli history, she gets to this:
A glance at UN affairs in recent days is revealing.
Last week UN members elected Qatar President of the General Assembly and Iran one of the body's vice presidents. Both countries' representatives will use their platform to advance their regimes' anti-American, anti-Israel and anti-Western agendas.
Then we get to this bit of news- if you aren't familiar with the "Durban" meetings, then below is a useful reminder
As Prof. Anne Bayefsky noted in The Weekly Standard last week, their first order of business will be leading the Durban III conference that will take place in New York on the sidelines of September's General Assembly meeting.
The first Durban conference was of course the infamously racist and anti-Jewish UN conference in Durban, South Africa, in September 2001. At Durban, Israel was singled out as the only racist, xenophobic country in the world and Jewish people were denied their right to national rights and self-determination. The conference ended three days before the jihadist attacks on the US on September 11, 2001.
In addition to their anti-Jewish conference, the Qatari and Iranian leaders of the General Assembly will reliably advance a General Assembly resolution embracing Palestinian statehood and condemning Jewish statehood.
Perhaps anticipating its new leadership role in the "international community," last weekend Iran hosted its first "World Without Terrorism Conference." Speaking at the conference, Iran's supreme dictator Ali Khamenei called Israel and the US the greatest terrorists in the world.
Aside from the fact that the leaders from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan - who owe their power and freedom to the sacrifices of the US military - participated in the conference, the most notable aspect of the event is that it took place under the UN flag.
This is incredibly ominous news - yet highly prophetic. The UN is now shaping up to be even more radically opposed to Israel than ever before, and that is saying a lot. The above comments make it abundantly clear - that these "leaders" are openly declaring, as representatives of the UN - that the U.S. and Israel are being called the "greatest terrorists in the world". This statement cannot be casually dismissed, especially when considering that this statement was made "under the UN flag".
This is a surreal moment and should force us to step back and consider where we are - as a world - at this time in history.
So as far as the UN's highest official is concerned, when it comes to terrorism there is no qualitative difference between Iran on the one hand and the US and Israel on the other.
Here it is worth noting that among the other invitees, Iran's "counterterror" conference prominently featured Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges for the genocide he has perpetrated in Darfur.
She adds this important point:
The new General Assembly vice president is not merely the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism. It is also a nuclear proliferator. This no doubt is why Iran's UN representative expressed glee when earlier this month his nation's fellow nuclear proliferator North Korea was appointed the head of the UN's Conference on Disarmament.
Sigh...You have to be kidding.
This would be the same North Korea that has conducted two illicit nuclear tests; constructed an illicit nuclear reactor in Syria; openly cooperated with Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile program; attacked and sank a South Korean naval ship last year, and threatened nuclear war any time anyone criticizes its aggressive behavior.
But other than that, N. Korea was a great choice for this position. (sorry for the sarcasm, but this is just too ridiculous)
At this point, our friend Caroline Glick brings the point home:
What these representative examples of what passes for business as usual at the UN show is that the international institution considered the repository of the will of the "international community" is wholly and completely corrupt.
It is morally bankrupt. It is controlled by the most repressive regimes in the world and it uses its US- and Western-funded institutions to attack Israel, the US, the West and forces of liberty and liberalism throughout the world.
While emptily mouthing slogans of tolerance, all these adherents to the rule of the "international community" embrace the agenda of the most violent, intolerant, totalitarian forces in the world. Not only do they embrace them, they serve them.