In the eyes of the friends of Israel, the United Nations is exercising policy that is constantly against Israel but only seldom criticizing any other world country. The UN agencies do not have the supreme power in the world. However, with its prestige and long history, the member nations’ resolutions are a cause of concern. In 2018, the UN adopted 21 anti-Israel resolutions and only six resolutions for the rest of the world (Iran, Syria, North Korea, Crimea, Myanmar, and the United States─for its embargo on Cuba).
In December, the United States presented a draft resolution seeking to condemn Hamas for firing rockets into Israel. It failed to be adopted as the member nations did not see rockets causing any significant danger or destruction. In the list of 21 anti-Israel resolutions, the main concern is about the well-being of the Palestinians in Israel’s “occupied Palestinian land.” Syria is mentioned, but only for the Golan Heights which the UN also claims to be occupied by Israel.
The last time the UN adopted a resolution in support of Israel was in 1991 when the United States led the repeal of the “Zionism is racism” resolution under the leadership of President George H. W. Bush.
World’s 258 million migrants
It is estimated that 258 million people or 3.4 % of the world population are migrants today. On December 11, 2018, the first-ever UN member states’ conference about global migration took place in Marrakesh, hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco. World leaders from 160 countries adopted the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration to better manage international migration. In mid-December, the adopted document was presented to the UN General Assembly for its endorsement. The United States did not participate in the conference or the adoption of the Global Compact. In December 2017, the Trump Administration withdrew from the negotiations, stating that multinational agreements undermine the power of individual governments to control national borders.
In the light of the large riots in France, Germany and other European countries, the United States must have the rights of determining the migration policy for the safety of the American people.