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Thursday, June 21, 2018

UNHRC US Withdrawal, Don't Agree

About the announced withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council, in all honesty, it makes good headlines but I think it's the wrong decision. I would have preferred that especially with the present American Administration keeping the American voice of reason, the USA should just severely reduce its financial contributions to the United Nations while keeping its voice and vote. Financial sanctions and restrictions would be a much better and suitable way of showing protest.

Truth be told, I think the other members of the UNHRC are overjoyed that there won't be a voice of true conscience piping up telling them the true evil of their anti-Israel statements and decisions.

What do you think?

4 comments:

Mr. Cohen said...

Batya Medad, what you say may be true.

But even if what you say is 100% true,
then it is still wrong for us Jews to
publicly criticize this extremely rare
act of extraordinary heroism.

Our response to the withdrawal of the USA
from the United Nations Human Rights Council
(which is not worthy of its name) should be
very loud praise and thanks – and nothing
but praise and thanks.

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Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

“It is true that the American legal system
derives much of its content from the Old Testament
[also known as the Jewish Bible or Tanach]…

When we were growing up, my friends and I would
take great pride in discovering the Jewish sources
of American laws, such as: the privilege against
self-incrimination, the requirement of two witnesses
for certain types of crime, and the very idea that
punishment must be proportionate to the crime committed.”

SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz
(chapter 10, page 318) published in year 1991
by Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

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Did Captain Kirk believe in negotiating with terrorists?

http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/08/can-jews-learn-from-captain-kirk.html

Neshama said...

I think you are correct; but what do you think the (alternate) reasoning of "MISS UN REP” might be? Could it be a ‘political’ posture?

Neshama said...

Well, I just saw this article on JPress: "Democrats And Republicans Both Say She May Be The First Female President: “I’ve actually heard a lot of people on both sides of the aisle say if we’re going to have our first female president, it could very likely be Nikki Haley,”

Does this support my previous comment? I think she is running for the Presidency (or VP). However, if there is a weak spot, Trump will find it.

Batya Medad said...

I did write about it awhile ago, Could Nikki Haley be The First Female POTUS?.

But we must remember, too, that the policy decisions come from the White House, but the style of delivery are Nikki Haley's. Her toughness and charm are doing a lot for the USA in the UN.