Thursday, November 14, 2013

14-Nov-13: Understatement? At the UN, things are getting "a little weird"

From Washington Free Beacon, today: 

A UN interpreter was caught on a hot microphone expressing her incredulity at 9 anti-Israel resolutions offered at the UN General Assembly while none for the rest of the world, The Times of Israel reports:

Under the mistaken impression that she was speaking only to a colleague, the interpreter uttered the following words into the headphones of every UN delegate, and before a live webcast audience worldwide:
“Isn’t it a little weird? There are nine or ten resolutions against Israel. And I know there’s a problem with the Palestinians. But there’s other bad shit going on and they’re spending so much time on this.”

Laughter erupted among the delegates. “The interpreter apologizes,” said the unfortunate truth-teller, moments later. I sincerely hope she won’t get fired.

Because the one who should really apologize today is the UN. Founded on noble ideals, the world body is turning the dream of liberal internationalists into a nightmare.

For by the end of its annual session next month, the General Assembly will have adopted a total of 22 resolutions condemning Israel—and only four on the rest of the world combined. The hypocrisy, selectivity, and politicization are staggering.

UPDATE: Before it gets "disappeared", here's the recording, posted to YouTube by the people at UNwatch:

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