(I mean uh)- UN Assembly Tells Israel to Tear Down Barrier
By Irwin Arieff
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to demand that Israel obey a World Court ruling and tear down its West Bank barrier.
The vote in the 191-nation assembly was 150-6, with 10 abstentions.
All 25 European Union (news - web sites) countries voted in support of the Palestinian-drafted measure after its Arab sponsors approved a series of amendments proposed by the EU bloc over days of intense negotiations.
"Thank God that the fate of Israel and of the Jewish people is not decided in this hall," Israeli Ambassador Dan Gillerman said after the vote. "This resolution cannot but embolden those who are the true enemies of the Israeli and Palestinian people."
Seeing as how the US was one of the No votes siding with Israel, safe to say the fence will stay. It is kinda funny though that the UN even voted on it. I mean, did anyone really think Israel would get approval from the UN on this? They spend the majority of their time discussing the various ways they can strongly word a resolution against Israel, because that's really the extent of their influence and authority. A strongly worded resolution. Without the US backing up what is in the resolution, it's not even worth the paper it's printed on.
It really bothers me to see that the UN Ambassadors from most of the world are unable to fathom that the security fence Israel is building is a direct result of the Palestinian baby killers actions. I've heard people comparing the fence in Israel with the Berlin wall. This is absurd. The Berlin wall kept people from LEAVING. The wall in Israel is only there to keep people from sneaking in to their country and murdering their children. Palestinians still come and go every day through the checkpoints. Aside from the fact that they are both structures, the two walls have nothing in common.
And for the Irony of the Day, The United Nations has decided to move 20 people working in UN facilities in Gaza - about a third of its foreign crews - to the UN headquarters in Armon Hanatziv in Jerusalem. The UN says it's because the IDF is conducting operations too close to their offices, thus endangering them. It's certainly not because of the civil war about to erupt in the Palestinian areas. Oh no. It's all the JOOOS fault. So the UN decides the safest place for it to be is in Israel, behind the fence they voted to knock down. Which of course makes absolutely no sense. But then again, we are talking about the UN, which continues to find new ways to highlight its increasing irrelevancy.