More and more Israeli representatives are outraged by the UN’s “blatant” silence regarding Hamas terror in Israel. On October 7, Israeli women and children were brutally murdered and abducted by Hamas terrorists. But UN women and children’s organizations like UNICEF and UN Women are silent about this till date. While Israel is being continuously criticized, the silence of the United Nations on the massacre carried out by the terrorist organization Hamas on October 7 is becoming increasingly vocal.
Gilad Erdan, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, commented, “Shame on the UN, which is so focused on Gaza.” The UN’s refusal to condemn Hamas’ terrorism is “despicable and morally reprehensible.”
Maya Karmeli Sommer, deputy chief of mission at the Israeli Embassy in Vienna, also recently spoke candidly at Vienna City Hall. He also sharply criticized UN Women and Children’s Organization for its “deep silence on the fate of abducted women and children taken to Gaza by Hamas terrorists”.
Sommer said literally: “The United Nations is tasked with protecting women and children. It’s part of their job. The silence that comes from them is deafening. There are organizations like UN Women and UNICEF whose goal is to protect women and children. But Israeli women, Jewish women, Jewish children don’t matter? The children who are caught have no importance? Not that it’s disappointing. They fail to do their work by not caring.”
However, for many Israelis, the UN’s silence is not surprising, but revealing. One of the many reasons is the UN resolution in recent years, which has long revolved primarily around one state: Israel. For example, last year the United Nations General Assembly passed a total of 27 resolutions. Of these, 15 (!) were directed against Israel. That same year, there was one resolution each against North Korea, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Iran, Syria, and the United States, as well as six resolutions against Russia.
This was not a one-time “outsider” case. Between 2015 and 2022, the UN General Assembly passed 208 resolutions, of which 140 (!) were against Israel and just 68 were against the rest of the world. It is not much different at the UN Human Rights Council, which passed a total of 99 resolutions against Israel from 2006 to 2022. A further 41 were directed against Syria, 13 against Iran, four against Russia and three against Venezuela.