SWC Condemns United Nations for “Gross Hypocrisy” in Equating Israel with ISIS & Al Qaeda

June 7, 2024

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action Agenda for SWC, said “By equating Israel, a democracy defending itself against a genocidal terrorist organization, with entities such as ISIS that practiced mass beheadings, the UN promulgates an outrageous lie that will influence millions of people to see the Middle East’s only democracy as morally equivalent to the world’s worst human rights violators.  This decision, which takes no account of Hamas’ use of children as human shields or Israel’s frequent attempts to warn civilians when reasonably possible, essentially calls Israel a Nazi-like state, laying the moral and legal foundation for all but eradicating the world’s only Jewish State.

This decision has nothing to do with reasonable criticism of a democracy at war.  It is a war against a democracy fought by inverting and corrupting the language of human rights.”

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