Time to Say Bye to the UN

In Politics by Ben Packer

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It appears the UN has once again spent the day condemning Israel. In all, 6 resolutions bashing Israel were passed on one day last week. One of the resolutions called for Israel to withdraw from the Golan Heights and to return the area to the Syrian Government – yes, the same one that is currently (TODAY!!) massacring civilians in Aleppo and throughout Syria. This is the same Syrian Government that is under the complete control of Hezbollah and Iran. This is the same Syrian Government that has used chemical weapons on civilians. And on and on.

Israel has aleady controlled the Golan Heights for nearly 50 years – longer than Syria ever controlled it (47 years). In that time, Israel has officially annexed the area and the Jewish population has gradually increased. It now stands around 25,000 – with concrete plans to increase to well over 30,000 in the near future.

These previous realities starkly display how irrelevant and worthless the recent UN resolution is for all practical purposes. There is no question as to the future of the Golan Heights – they will always be part of Israel. The question is, how should Israel respond to this resolution and the others that were passed.  Additionally, there are constant threats of further UN resolutions and even Security Council resolutions against Israel.