“US bid for first ever UNGA vote against Hamas was doomed after states decided it would need a two-thirds majority.” Switzerland, Norway and New Zealand helped kill resolution.

NATIONAL REVIEW
The U.N. Gives Palestinian Terrorists a Free Pass
by David May
December 7, 2018

On Thursday the United Nations had an opportunity to speak with moral clarity and denounce the terrorist group Hamas. Instead, the General Assembly (UNGA) rejected a U.S.-sponsored resolution that called for an end to violence, encouraged intra-Palestinian reconciliation, and condemned terrorism. A disappointed Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., lamented, “Over the years, the UN has voted to condemn Israel over 500 times . . . and not one single resolution condemning Hamas. That, more than anything else, is a condemnation of the United Nations itself.” READ MORE

TIMES OF ISRAEL Resolution condemning Hamas fails at UN, despite majority, unprecedented suppor The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday failed to pass a resolution condemning Hamas, serving a defeat to Israel and its American ally in their efforts for a first ever UN condemnation of the terror group after weeks of diplomacy. While the US-backed draft resolution got a comfortable majority of votes, it fell short of the two-thirds super-majority needed to pass.

CANADA FREE PRESS UN General Assembly Legitimizes Hamas’s Evil Acts It’s no surprise that dictatorships such as the Arab bloc countries, Iran, Russia, China, Cuba and Venezuela voted for the two-thirds requirement. However, countries such as Switzerland, Norway, New Zealand, Saint Lucia and Costa Rica abstained rather than show some backbone, easing the way for the obstructionist procedural maneuver to pass by the skin of its teeth.

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