‘A Total Mockery’ of Women’s Rights

Stand for Israel  |  July 31, 2019

United Nations Palais des Nations in Geneva
The flags of the193 member states are back after the renovation of the "Allée des Drapeaux" at the Palais des Nations. 7 February 2014. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

This week, the United Nations was up to its usual tricks — most notably that of anti-Israel hypocrisy. Not only did it blame Israel for violating the rights of women, but the measure was voted for by many nations who are actually guilty of such offenses. Two of Israel’s few international allies — the United States and Canada — voted against. And as Cnaan Liphshiz reports at The Times of Israel, one of Israel’s great American friends called the move exactly what it is:

Norway and six EU countries voted at the United Nations in favor of two resolutions that singled out Israel for criticism as a violator of women’s and human rights.

Israel was the only country named Tuesday as a violator or trouble spot by the 54-nation UN Economic and Social Council during the session, according to the UN Watch organization.

The council’s rotating president is currently the Norwegian UN ambassador. France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Luxembourg and Malta joined Saudi Arabia, Iran, China, Russia, and Venezuela and 29 other nations in supporting a resolution that says “that the Israeli occupation remains a major obstacle for Palestinian women and girls with regard to the fulfillment of their rights…”

Only Canada and the United States voted against the resolution…

Nikki Haley, the previous US ambassador to the UN, tweeted on Thursday: “It amazes me how the U.N. condones votes like these. It is a total mockery of human rights to allow Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, and Yemen to name Israel as the world’s only violator of women’s rights. #Embarrassing.”