New York, NY – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reference to the United Nations as the “theater of the absurd” is an apt description of an organization that was designed to bring peace among nations. The UN has lost its legitimacy in light of recent events.
Rather than entertain a request for statehood of the Palestinian Authority (PA), presented Friday by Mahmoud Abbas, the UN should reject it outright. The PA’s request for statehood includes the Gaza strip, Judea and Samaria (the so-called West Bank), and the Golan Heights, but the PA does not control the West Bank or the Golan Heights, where hundreds of thousands of Israelis live and where Israel provides security. How can the UN entertain a request for statehood on land not controlled by the entity making the application?
Abbas and the PA sanction terrorism against Jews and refuse to recognize the right of Israel to exist. Like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, Abbas denies the Holocaust. Abbas, using his other name, Abu Mazen, studied at the Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, where he earned a doctorate degree and wrote a dissertation entitled, “The Other Side: The Secret Relations Between Nazism and the Leadership of the Zionist Movement,” in which he attempted to prove that the Nazi Holocaust of Jews never occurred. As Abbas denies the Holocaust of the Jews, refuses to recognize Israel’s right to exist, and sponsors terrorism against innocent Jews, he is in the same company as Hitler or other leaders of genocide.
Last week the UN allowed Ahmadinejad to spew his hatred of the Jews. The UN’s judgment and policies have become a farce. Gadhafi’s Libya once chaired the UN Commission on Human Rights, and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq headed the UN Committee on Disarmament. Today the Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon presides over the UN Security Council, resulting in a terrorist organization presiding over a body tasked with keeping the world safe.
Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, commented: “America ought to take a leadership role and end the absurd practices of the United Nations. The UN’s policies award terror and punish those truly seeking peace. The UN has become dominated by Muslim-controlled countries and can no longer be trusted to keep its original mission of making the world safe for all. The theater of the absurd needs to begin a new chapter.”