The UN’s Latest Disgraceful Anti-Israel Act

What could make the UN’s latest anti-Israel act – serving “Golan Heights Winery” wine at a UN event but blacking out the part of the label showing where it is from – even more reprehensible?

Answer: It was a Holocaust remembrance event!

You can’t make this stuff up.

The United Nations is again facing accusations of anti-Israel bias for erasing from display the location of an Israeli-made bottle of wine during a recent Holocaust remembrance event, according to pictures provided to the Washington Free Beacon.

During a U.N. Holocaust memorial event sponsored by Austria and Norway earlier this week, an Israeli-made wine was served. However, “Golan Heights Winery,” where the wine was produced, appears to have been blacked out on the label so it can no longer be viewed, according to pictures.

The apparent whitewashing of the wine’s origins was first caught by Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and president of Human Rights Voices, whose members attended the event and posted photos on Twitter.

Bayefsky, who has long tracked and called out anti-Israel bias at the U.N., said the blacking out of the wine’s label represents another instance of U.N.-driven discrimination against the Jewish state—especially hypocritical on UN Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“The incident reveals the duplicity of U.N. Holocaust events that use and abuse the memory of Jewish dead decades ago to erase the reality of Jews under attack today,” Bayefsky said. “And to erase the truth that—thanks to Israel—Jewish children are saved by a Golan that is used for creativity, commerce and beauty, instead of deadly modern anti-Semitism.”

I guess pointing out modern day antisemitism is one way to commemorate the Holocaust.

Meanwhile, the Austrian Mission to the UN is going with the rogue employee excuse.

The Austrian Mission to the U.N., in an official statement, told the Free Beacon, “This was a well-received event. Blotting out the geographical denomination was a clear mistake by an individual member of the mission for which we apologize.”

That’s not a mistake. No-one accidentally blotted out the words on the label. This was a deliberate act.

Also notice they made no promise to discipline this member of the mission. Perhaps a promotion?


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