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America Standing Alone and Proud at the UN

America Standing Alone and Proud at the UN

America will put our embassy in Jerusalem... it is the right thing to do. No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that.


Outvoted on a resolution on Israel, on the wrong side of international opinion, the United States ambassador responded with an intemperate address to the UN General Assembly.

America’s diplomat told the countries assembled:

‘The United States rises to declare before the General Assembly of the United Nations, and before the world, that it does not acknowledge, it will not abide by, it will never acquiesce in this infamous act… A great evil has been loosed upon the world. The abomination of anti-Semitism… has been given the appearance of international sanction. The General Assembly today grants symbolic amnesty – and more – to the murderers of the six million European Jews. Evil enough in itself, but more ominous by far is the realization that now presses upon us – the realization that if there were no General Assembly, this could never have happened.’

It was a speech of uncommon belligerence. The United States was putting the world’s deliberative body on notice that it intended to disregard its deliberations. America’s representative was accusing the United Nations not only of anti-Semitism but of giving quarter to the architects of the Nazi Holocaust. The United States had isolated itself further and undermined relations with dozens of countries.

None of this happened yesterday. The angry words were spoken by Daniel Patrick Moynihan in 1975 after the United Nations passed Resolution 3379 and declared Zionism to be ‘a form of racism’. Four decades later Nikki Haley, a follower in Moynihan’s footsteps, stepped out of his shadow and issued the UN a rebuke just as fierce. She could not match Moynihan for oratorical poise but her words were clear and forceful. The United Nations had voted to condemn America for acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and committing to relocating the US embassy there.

Haley warned:

‘The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation. We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations. And we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit. America will put our embassy in Jerusalem. That is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do. No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that.’

As with Moynihan, Haley has been chided for her disrespect and bombast. As with Moynihan, she has been accused of isolating America in the world. But Haley is guilty of altogether more vulgarity because she pointed out that the United States was being lectured like a naughty child by countries that regularly line up for pocket money from Washington:

‘The United States is by far the single largest contributor to the United Nations and its agencies. We do this, in part, in order to advance our values and our interests. When that happens, our participation in the UN produces great good for the world. Together we feed, clothe, and educate desperate people. We nurture and sustain fragile peace in conflict areas throughout the world. And we hold outlaw regimes accountable. We do this because it represents who we are. It is our American way. But we’ll be honest with you. When we make generous contributions to the UN, we also have a legitimate expectation that our good will is recognized and respected. When a nation is singled out for attack in this organization, that nation is disrespected. What’s more, that nation is asked to pay for the “privilege” of being disrespected.’

That fair affronted the little darlings. US contributions to the UN are a taxpayer-funded job creation scheme for anti-Americans. How dare Nikki Haley threaten to turn the tap off. And so they lined up – the human rights violators, the cowards of western Europe, and all the lesser nations of the world – to preach and posture, living symbols of the degradation of a once noble ideals.

Yesterday was not the first time America has been more or less on its own at Turtle Bay. Whether Moynihan on Zionism-is-racism or Jeane Kirkpatrick exposing the Soviet Union’s downing of Korean Air Lines Flight 007, America has sometimes stood proudest at the UN when it has stood alone.

This op-ed originally appeared in The Spectator-UK

December 25, 2017

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Visitor Comments: 7

(7) Joseph Apicella, December 27, 2017 3:46 PM

The sole question-does this help or hurt Peace

America will never fight a foreign war that involved conscription(draft) .I know I have mentioned this in other posts, but it needs repeating. We have spent 13 years in Afghanistan The only way we can win a war is with a nuclear bomb. This is not practical in the Middle East.. Do everything you can to make Peace. War is anti-Jewish. On these very pages I have seen comments defending the shooting of POW. War causes men and women to lose their humanity. Be careful my friends.

(6) The Archives, December 27, 2017 1:46 PM

Where have all the great men gone?

Bravo bravo! It is a great thing to be this Wonderful Women who against the law of gender, she stood up and defended the sovereignty of Israel by proclaiming and defending that which shoke the world against Jerusalem the capital of Israel

(5) Trace, December 26, 2017 6:08 PM

Right Decision, Wrong Reason

The decision to announce that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and that we'll move our embassy there (I'm waiting) had more to do with shoring up Trump's base - the evangelical Christians - than with Jews and Jerusalem. He could've made that announcement at any time during the past year, but he needs to maintain that base. He is playing us like fiddles in hopes that the Jewish voting bloc will still consider him their darling, all the while satisfying a group that would rather see us dead so that they can experience the Rapture. We need to get our heads out of the sand fast! Trump is no friend of the Jews.

(4) Keith, UK, December 26, 2017 3:50 PM

Do We Believe in HaShem........OR NOT???

In my Book (and it's obvious which Book I am referring to), there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever as to the status of Jerusalem. It is clear that Jerusalem belongs to Israel by Divine appointment, and as far as I'm concerned that's final. I do not argue with HaShem.... Definitely not advisable. Oh no!... As you can see, Iive in The UK, and I am deeply saddened by the UK's decision on this very important matter. All embassies therefore should automatically be situated in the capital city of the country. In this case Israel's capital city IS Jerusalem. ...Keith, UK.

(3) Sue, December 26, 2017 3:48 PM

Well said Nikki Haley

I am so very glad to hear someone standing up to all those hypocrites in the UN. The UN appears to be some sort of club for wealthy and indolent arabs and anti Semites generally. It should be disbanded and all the money could be spent on worthwhile projects world wide rather than being wasted on expensive life styles for the members of the UN themselves. It is an obscene waste of money.

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