By William Koenig
The United Nations Human Rights Commission has been busy with its anti-American, anti-Israel work. The Commission adopted two resolutions, both of which have little impact on anything except to expose the U.N. even further as an organization that works at cross-purposes with God and freedom. First, the so-called human rights watchdog arm of the U.N. passed a resolution against religious defamation. And then, in keeping with its previous anti-Semitic track record, the commission passed a resolution condemning Israel.
As with most things at the U.N., Israel excepted, resolutions have to be examined carefully to discern their intent because they are often disguised as something good. The resolution against religious defamation sounded like the U.N. was finally taking a position on true religious freedom. In a 31 to 16 vote with five abstentions, the Commission expressed deep concern at negative stereotyping of religions and manifestations of intolerance and discrimination in matters of religion or belief still in evidence in parts of the world. The real intent of the resolution, however, was to express deep concern that Islam was frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism.
The Commission also passed — by a 39 to 2 vote with 12 abstentions — a resolution demanding that Israel should prevent any new installation of settlers in the occupied territories. The resolution also called for Israel to take measures to guarantee the safety of Palestinian civilians. Israels Ambassador said that it was a one-sided resolution that brought shame on the United Nations. The Palestinian ambassador said that in listening to the Israeli side, one could imagine that Palestinians are the occupiers and the Israelis are the occupied. He urged all commission members to judge Israel by what it does and not by what it talks.
Insiders Take: The United States voted against both resolutions. There is much behind-the-scenes activity at the United Nations that goes unnoticed by the world population but is aimed at religion, children, parenting, the United States and Israel. Most Americans would be appalled by the unreported resolutions and actions of the U.N. As Psalm 64:4 (NKJV) says, That they may shoot in secret at the blameless; suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear. The time is coming and is quite possibly here where they will no longer plot in secrecy but without fear come against the righteous. Such is the U.N., and we must discern and beware of this beast.