A month ago I told you about the love-fest that took place between Trudeau and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in the House of Commons foyer as Canada recommitted itself to the UN, amid joyous refrains of “Canada is back!”
But what kind of organization has Canada recommitted to? I raised that question at the time and with new evidence coming forward this week, it’s worth asking again.
Contrary to the myth, Canada never left the UN under Harper, only the overtly political organizations championed by Liberals were cut back or cut off. Instead of praising the UN at every turn, the Harper government occasionally questioned the UN and its agencies.
The UN has already given us plenty of reasons to question them and now we have another. A United Nations Relief and Works Agency funded school in Gaza is pushing Jew hatred, this time in a ceremony with children honouring those who stabbed and ran over Jews in Israel.
Harper’s government cut off funding to UNRWA over things like this choosing to redirect foreign aid to groups like Red Cross - humanitarian aid all Canadians could support.
The latest incident involves the United Nations Human Rights Council putting an anti-Israeli academic in a top post.
Penny Green is a British academic who is ranked first on a shortlist of candidates to be their Israel investigator, so let’s look at what UN Watch has on Green:
Green has compared Israel to ISIS, lamenting that the U.S. and the UK have not yet started “bombing Israel for its massacres.”
“By recommending Penny Green to investigate a country that she seeks to bomb and boycott, the U.N. makes a mockery of its own selection criteria of objectivity and impartiality,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch”
The UN continues to attack one country more than any other in the world – Israel.
This organization won’t reform itself. It gives rogues and dictators equal standing with democratically elected governments, appoints North Korea to disarmament committees even as they try to get the bomb, puts Syria and Saudi Arabia on human rights bodies – why on earth should we support it?
But if we won’t leave, shouldn’t we at least ask some tough questions?
Instead Trudeau is a UN fan boy, happy to announce “Canada is back” when the only thing Canada is back doing is undermining Israel and funding hate.
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