Wednesday, March 16, 2011

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379

On November 10, 1975, the United nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 3379, which ends with an undying truth: “…which most severely condemned zionism as a threat to world peace and security and called upon all countries to oppose this racist and imperialist ideology, Determines that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination.”

Another important text appearing in this resolution is: “international co-operation and peace require the achievement of national liberation and independence, the elimination of colonialism and neo-colonialism, foreign occupation, zionism, apartheid and racial discrimination in all its forms,…”

Almost 35 years later – on October 16, 2009 – the same United Nations adopted the The Goldstone Report - which condemned Israel on its brutal attack on Gaza. The report defines Israel as a terror inflicting organization (Article 1690 and others). The brutality of the events described there – include the bombing of civilians within a hospital with white phosphorous – leaves no place for doubt: Israel didn’t change attitude. It is still a racist and brutal organization. Sadly, the fate of Resolution 3379 was different.

Israeli Insolence (a.k.a Chutzpah)

The same day Resolution 3379 was adopted with an overwhelming vote of a vote of 72 to 35 (and 32 abstentions), the Israeli Ambassador to the UN was given the opportunity to answer.

Chaim Herzog [who later became Israel’s president uttered uttered the familiar Jewish mantra]: “another manifestation of the bitter anti-Semitic, anti-Jewish hatred which animates Arab society.” Herzog tthen tore the UN resolution in half.

Spain’s Bailout

Years later, Israelis kept complaining day and night about the whole world being against them while citing Resolution 3379. Then, on October 30, 1991, the Madrid Conference was hosted by the government of Spain and co-sponsored by the USA and the USSR. In its three days a peace process involving Israel and the Palestinians, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan was initiated. In order to attend the event, Israel blackmailed the international community by imposing an ultimatum: nullify Resolution 3379 or there is no Madrid Conference. Ever compliant, the USA began a massive international campaign – at the expense of American taxpayers - on behalf of Israel.

Shortly after the conference – on December 16, 1991, the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 46/86 passed with a vote of 111 to 25, with 13 abstentions. It is the only revoking resolution in the history of the UN. It revoked Resolution 3379, despite nothing having changed on the ground.

There is no way of ignoring Israel’s crimes [of] the last decades. We must face the violent Israeli reality and demand from the UN General Assembly: Revalidate Resolution 3379.

Source article can be located here.

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