She received applause for her assertions, though they were usually free of facts and context.
“The fact that the United Nations continues, not just to permit, but to spearhead, this event year after year demonstrates how far the world body must still go to live up to its principles,” B’nai B’rith International President Dennis W. Glick said. “It is incumbent on U.N. leaders to counter the myths, half-truths, and outright lies about Israel that are present each year at this event.”
The presentation of the play “The Gaza Monologues,” aptly demonstrates the blatant disregard for reality in its depiction of the situation in the Gaza Strip. Watching this production, viewers would not learn about the eight years of rocket and mortar fire Israeli civilians endured from Gaza.
Nowhere during the events did participants learn that suicide attacks on Israelis were all but halted by the construction of a security fence in the West Bank.
The U.N. tacitly endorses anti-Israel biases by allowing these unsubstantiated views to be presented on the international stage.
The General Assembly overwhelmingly passed six biased resolutions, half of which fund anti-Israel bureaucratic offices and committees within the U.N. system. A vote on perhaps the most worrying resolution, a proposal by Libya for a “one-state” solution, was delayed.
“Condemning Israel is always the focus at this event,” B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said. “The revisionist history on display is appalling.”
Present at the United Nations since it was established, B’nai B’rith continues to work toward the U.N. goals of protection of human rights and promotion of tolerance and peace.