UNGA Fails to Pass Anti Hamas Terror Resolution…And I’m Glad

Yesterday, the United Nations General Assembly failed to pass a resolution condemning Hamas and other terror groups for their terror activities.

Nikki Haley, in her last speech at the UN, explained the resolution in her inimitable, powerful style.

Here is a look at the countries who voted for it, against it, and who abstained.

A pox on the houses of those who voted against or abstained.

But this only partly tells the tale of the tape.

You see, it failed to pass because 20 minutes before it went up for a vote, the General Assembly held a separate vote on the need for a two-thirds majority for the resolution to be adopted.

A pox on the houses of those who voted for or abstained.

Having said that, I am actually glad the resolution condemning Hamas did not pass. It shines an even brighter light on not just how ineffectual the UN has become but how evil it has become.

The UNGA could not pass a resolution demanding that “Hamas and other militant actors including Palestinian Islamic Jihad” cease terrorism against Israelis. It could not pass a resolution condemning Hamas’s use of resources in Gaza for terror tunnels and rocket launching equipment “when such resources could be used to address the critical needs of the civilian population.”

No longer can countries claim they condemn Israel because they are somehow upholding international law. Or because they care about human rights or justice.

As Nikki Haley said, “There is nothing more antisemitic than saying that terrorism is not terrorism when it is used against the Jewish people and the Jewish state. There is nothing more antisemitic than saying we cannot condemn terrorism against Israel, while we would not hesitate for one minute to condemn the same acts if they were taken against any other country.”

It is not that the world is a darker place this morning. It is that more people can see the darkness.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media