Monday, November 18, 2013


Thursday the United Nations passed 9 resolutions.  All were against Israel.

  • “Expressing grave concern” at Palestinian refugees “especially difficult situation.”
  • Reaffirming the “right” of Palestinians who left their homes during the 1967 war to return to their former residences.
  • Expressing grave concern about the “extremely difficult” conditions of Palestinians including those in Jerusalem.
  • Reaffirming that Palestinian refugees are “entitled to their property.”
  • A resolution that “deplores” Israel for its alleged practices that “that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people.”
  • Demanding Israel accept “Convention in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967.”
  • Reaffirming that “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan are illegal and an obstacle to peace and economic and social development.”
  • “Expressing grave concern about the continuing systematic violation of the human rights of the Palestinian people by Israel, the occupying Power.”
  • “The Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the occupied Syrian Golan was null and void and without international legal effect and demanded that Israel, the occupying Power, rescind forthwith its decision,” read another resolution.
(If you were an Arab in the Golan Heights right now, would you rather be under Syria or Israel?)

A Spanish translator thought that was a bit much, and said so when she thought the microphone was turned off.

“I mean, I think when you have five statements, not five, like a total of ten resolutions on Israel and Palestine, there’s gotta be something, c’est un peu trop, non? [It’s a bit much, no?] I mean I know… There’s other really bad sh** happening, but no one says anything, about the other stuff.”

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