Foreign Policy a la Modi
India’s Oh-So-Delicate Balancing Act on Israel
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  • Andrew Allison

    The real news here is the European countries, to their shame, abstained. Where’s the resolution censuring Hamas for putting civilians in harm’s way by using them as human shields?

  • hro001

    As each day passes – whether on the Arab-Israeli front or the “climate change” front – I am increasingly coming to the conclusion that many countries and causes in the world would be far better off if they were to withdraw any and all support for the UN.

    The UN has become an organization that seems to thrive (and rapidly expand itself) on fomenting and promoting discord – and inserting itself into areas in which it has no officially chartered business (e.g. Climate change and the environment, as I recently discovered.

    Pls. See

    And as Alan Dershowitz noted in Aug. 2003:

    “No organization in the world today has accorded so much legitimacy to terrorism as has the U.N.”


    The view from here, so to speak, is that the well-rehearsed “playbook” used by the UN to aggrandize itself (and its ever-increasing numbers of officially affiliated NGOs**) is the one it created and perfected on the Arab-Israeli front, i.e. “Let’s you and him fight”.

    ** Last time I checked (which was a few years ago) there were 3,523 such NGOs (Including 102 that were “under suspension” because they had not filed their quadrennial reports.) By comparison, in 1946, there were 4.


    Mind you, never let it be said that the UN does not practice “recycling”. Former Irish Prime Minister, Mary Robinson, who chaired the UN’s so-called “human rights” Council during the disastrous Durban conferences, was recently appointed Ban Ki-Moon’s “Special Envoy on Climate Change”.


  • Not such a meaningless talking shop. Its previous resolution brought about the Goldstone Report, which gave Israel much headache. The delegitimation campaign is built on a multitude of such resolutions and documents. They’re clever enough to know that there will not be a decisive move, but they realistically expect a tipping point in which Israel’s standing would crumble like South Africa’s. They may be right, Im afraid. India (and China, for that matter) aren’t very helpful, and the Western countries are so confused and unreliable as to not compensate. The resolution is really bad news.

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