The headquarters for what one might easily misidentify as the The Barnum and Bailey Circus sits on First Avenue and 42nd Street in NYC. There are no dancing elephants nor high wire artists in these UN buildings but they harbor instead many clowns and sleight of hand artists. One such group of far too many congruent ones is the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). Established in 2006, then President GW Bush refused to join it but in 2009 one of the first actions of President Obama was to contaminate this nation by jumping into this group. Last week, President Trump announced we are out. Good move.
Our UN representative, Nikki Haley called the 47 member council, “a protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias.” Trump long has been critical of the HRC, which he has accused of showing a bias against Israel. Haley last year slammed the body for its, “relentless, pathological campaign” against Israel. And that’s the major reason we took a hike. This group has been anti-Israel from day one. Israel has been hit with a total of 78 condemnations outstripping the 55 for all the other nations in the world, combined.
The HRC has even named Israel as the world’s worst human rights abuser. And leave it to our own NYC Democrat Congressman, Eliot Engel, who is now a major Jewish supporter of the Iran Deal, to come out in support of the HRC with these words: “By withdrawing from the council, we lose our leverage and allow the council’s bad actors to follow their worst impulses unchecked.” Excuse us, Mr. Engel, but what good did our membership in this group have since we don’t have a veto power and are only one of 47 equal members? And Eliot, would you want to rub shoulders with the reps from such nations as Venezuela, Pakistan, the Republic of Congo, Burundi, Cuba, China and Qatar and do what, chat with them in a friendly manner? Were we to remain in the HRC that would have further legitimized that evil group.
Since President Trump’s inauguration a little over one and one half years ago, he has shown great strength and determination to keep his pre-election promises. He has withdrawn from the Paris Accords, UNESCO, the Iran Deal and has moved our Embassy to Jerusalem. And although the likes of wimpy Jews such as Engel, Schumer,
Debbie Schultz and Ted Deutch may weep at his accomplishments, we Israel loving Jews together with Christian Zionists salute President Trump for his fearless moves to make the World Great Again.
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