Saturday, March 18, 2017

Anti-Israel UN official quits

While US media focus on President Trump taking their lunch money, a small victory occurred in the Middle East.

“Rima Khalaf, a Jordanian who served as executive secretary of the Beirut-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), announced her resignation at a hastily arranged press conference in the Lebanese capital.”

Khalaf quit rather than follow UN secretary general’s instruction that the anti-Israel document be removed from the ESCWA web site.

“The secretary general asked me yesterday morning to withdraw (the report). I asked him to rethink his decision, he insisted, so I submitted my resignation from the UN,” Khalaf said.

Ever fair in her organization’s treatment of Israel, Khalaf added, “We expected of course that Israel and its allies would put huge pressure on the secretary general of the UN so that he would disavow the report, and that they would ask him to withdraw it.”

(Israel’s “allies” include, after an eight-year absence, the United States.)

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