Glad to see both Canada and Australia standing in the breech while the US government spits up its morning oatmeal all over itself.
Australia to UN: Stop Bashing Israel
Like most other nations, Australia typically votes in favor of the dozens of UN resolutions targeting Israel every year. By the end of the General Assembly’s current session, it will have passed 22 resolutions against Israel, and only four against the rest of the world combined.
Australian media wondered: why the change? A spokesperson for Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (pictured) told the Canberra Times that the recent abstentions “reflected the (Australian) government’s concern that Middle East resolutions should be balanced.”
The newspaper noted that the two resolutions on which Australia refused to vote condemned Israeli “settlement activity,” while making no mention whatsoever of continued Palestinian terrorism and incitement.