The United Nations calling for a ceasefire after Hamas attacks on Israel last month shows the organization is a “big failure”, according to a policy expert and former UN columnist.
“The United Nations was founded in the wake of the Holocaust to prevent atrocities and maintain international peace and security. By this standard of its mission, the United Nations is an abject failure. Israel has just suffered the greatest massacre of Jews since the Holocaust, the horrific nature of the atrocities is unlike anything seen since the Holocaust,” Aviva Klobas told Fox News Digital in a Zoom interview this week.
Klompas is co-founder and CEO of Boundless Israel, which is described as “a think tank that identifies and addresses system-wide challenges that prevent organizations from educating about Israel,” and previously served as director of speech writing for the Permanent Mission of Israel at the United Nations in New York.
He was responding to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calling last week for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians, days after the Hamas terror group launched shocking attacks on Israel on October 7.
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“To alleviate the epic suffering, to make the delivery of aid easier and safer and to facilitate the release of the hostages. I repeat my call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire,” he said.
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The UN chief said the attacks were “horrendous” but “did not happen in a vacuum”.
“The Palestinian people have suffered 56 years of suffocating occupation,” he said. “They have seen their land steadily eaten up by settlements and plagued by violence, their economy stifled, their people displaced and their homes demolished. Their hopes for a political solution to their situation have vanished.”
Klobas hit back, saying Guterres’ statements about Hamas attacks not being made in a vacuum were “one of the most shameful and contemptuous statements”.
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“For 15 years, the United Nations has been monitoring what is happening in Gaza. For 15 years, Israel has had no presence inside Gaza. It is not an occupation because it is Hamas that has absolute control over the Gaza Strip. And for 15 years , the United Nations stands by and watches as Hamas has stolen billions of dollars in international aid, built its headquarters inside hospitals,” he said.
“The UN has allowed Hamas to literally get away with murder,” Klobas added.
Klobas said Hamas “tortures, murders political opponents”, silences free speech and launches brutal attacks on Israeli citizens from Palestinian neighborhoods.
“They are committing countless human rights crimes against the Palestinian people. So there was a vacuum, and the vacuum was created by the United Nations watching and watching and watching and doing nothing,” he said.
Guterres’ remarks have been condemned by US leaders, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, RSC., who told Fox News last week that the UN is “the most anti-Semitic organization on the planet.”
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“To ask Israel to have a cease-fire after its people have been massacred more brutally than the Nazis, beheading children, raping women in front of their parents – the UN is wrong,” he added.
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations called on Guterres to resign last week over the remarks.
“The UN Secretary General, who shows understanding for the campaign of mass killing of children, women and the elderly, is not fit to lead the UN,” Ambassador Gilad Erdan wrote on X. “I call on him to resign immediately. “
Guterres issued a follow-up statement clarifying his comments to reiterate his condemnation of Hamas’ attacks on Israel.
“I am shocked by the misinterpretations of some of my statements yesterday in the Security Council – as if I was justifying terrorist acts by Hamas. That is false. It was the opposite,” he said, before pointing to previous statements condemning the terrorist. organization.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected calls for a ceasefire, arguing that it would effectively surrender Israel to terrorism.
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Klobas continued that Iran appears to be big on the attacks, describing the nation as an exporter of terrorism working to defeat Israel and, ultimately, the United States.
“If you want to know what Iran’s number one export is to the world, it’s terrorism, and they fund and support genocidal jihadist terrorist organizations. And in Iran’s eyes, Israel is the little Satan. It’s the little prize. And the eyes “They are against the backdrop of the ‘Great Satan’ and this is the United States. This is a war Iran is waging with the West,” he said.
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“If we don’t understand that Israel is on the front lines of this war, and if Israel falls, the war is coming to us. It’s coming to American soil,” he said.