In yet another example of their blatant anti-Israel position, the United Nations recently issued a report claiming Israeli soldiers were guilty of “war crimes” when firing at Hamas-led rioters rushing the security fence separating Israel from Gaza. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) issued a 22-page report that claims “The commission has reasonable grounds to believe that during the Great March of Return, Israeli soldiers committed violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.” Argentinian legal expert Santiago Canton, who chaired the UNHRC’s commission of inquiry into the protests stated: “Some of those violations may constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity, and must be immediately investigated.” This report was issued for events that transpired during the last 11 months during which the terror group Hamas has organized numerous – often weekly – riots along the Israeli / Gaza border intended to provoke Israel into action. Another example of the bias nature of the UN is that this recent report was based on 325 interviews yet only 15 were from the Israeli side.
History of U.N. Hatred toward Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the report reflected the council’s “obsessive hatred” of Israel. Netanyahu was quoted as saying, “The UN Human Rights Council is setting new records of hypocrisy and lies stemming from its obsessive hatred toward Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East. Hamas is the one firing missiles at Israeli civilians, throwing explosive devices and carrying terrorist activity during demonstrations on the Gaza border.” Sadly this is merely another example in a long line of biased actions the U.N. has taken toward Israel over the years. Examples of the U.N.’s history of hatred toward Israel include the unanimously passed U.N. resolution 2334 (2017) that denies Israel’s right to possess any land in Judea, Samaria and even the city of Jerusalem including the Temple Mount! Similarly, the U.N. vehemently opposed U.S. President Trump’s relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Additionally, the United Nations funds numerous schools that are providing Palestinian students with textbooks that do not acknowledge the State of Israel or that there is even a Jewish presence in the Holy Land!
Relevant Scripture Passages
The harm that the U.N. repeatedly attempts to bring on the nation of Israel should cause us great concern but it shouldn’t be a shock to us. The Bible clearly indicates there will come a time when the nations of the earth will be gathered together, under satanic beguile, to oppose Israel (Ezekiel 38: 1-23; Zechariah 12:3; 14:1-2; Revelation 16:13-16). Perhaps the continued persuasion of the world’s nations at the biased hands of the U.N. is part of the prelude to the events of the last days? Likewise, the Bible warns that God will curse those who curse Israel. Genesis 12:3 is an amazing verse in many respects. The first half, dealing with blessing, implies a maximization element. When someone blesses Israel, God wants to maximize that blessing to as many as He can. “I will bless those who bless you” But when someone curses Israel, God’s normal approach is to localize the impact as much as possible. “and the one who curses you I will curse.” It is noteworthy that the biblical word for “curse” (Hebrew Klaah) carries the semantic meaning of wishing harm violence, or disaster. Thus, this recent vote by the U.N., in the minds of many, is an obvious “curse” the nation of Israel. As such, we should be in serious prayer over this situation.