After the anti-Israel charade known as the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) ruled on Friday to condemn Israel for supposed human rights violations in the nation’s attempt to defend itself against Palestinian terrorism, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said that it’s time to end United States membership in the corrupt anti-Semitic cabal.
Cruz referred to the UNHRC as “anti-Semitic” and said there is no moral equivalence between Israel’s right to self-defense and aggression from Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist group:
“Our single vote in opposition is just and the abstentions of our friends are welcome, but at this point they are meaningless gestures. It is time to stop ceding moral authority to the UNHRC and tell the truth about this hopelessly biased and anti-Semitic institution.
There is no equivalency between Israel’s right to self-defense and Hamas’ genocidal aggression against the Jewish people. There is no equivalence between Israel’s extraordinary efforts to protect civilians and Hamas’ use of the Palestinian people as human shields.
Being party to any body that believes there is only perpetuates this injustice. The United States should stop legitimizing the UNHRC with our membership and withdraw now.”
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sharply critical of the decision as well, blasting the council for turning a blind eye to real terrorism and atrocities committed by other Middle East countries like Syria and Iran:
“On a day when Israel is under fire from Sinai, and while in Egypt ISIS is carrying out cruel terror attacks, Assad is slaughtering his own people in Syria and Iran, the number of arbitrary executions rises year after year, the United Nations Human Rights Council decides to wrongfully condemn Israel…which acted to defend itself from a murderous terrorist organization.”
In his statement, Netanyahu said that the “hypocritical” UNHRC is neither interested “in facts nor in true human rights,” Haaretz reported.