Israel National News (Link) - Chana Ya�ar (November 22, 2010)
The United States remained silent while Syria and Lebanon said at the United Nations General Assembly Fourth Committee that Israel is a country of �war lovers� and is the source of terrorism in the Middle East. However, in the nine committee resolutions against Israel this month, the United States either abstained or voted against them.
In a separate discussion at the U.N. Human Rights Council, which can be seen and heard on video below, Lebanon expressed its objections to �the establishment of the Zionist entity on Palestinian territory.�
Every United Nations member state was asked to submit a report to the Council on its national human rights record, which was then reviewed by U.N. members who engaged in a short dialogue with the state representatives.
After Lebanon submitted its report objecting to the creation of the State of Israel, Israel�s representative responded, �My delegation would like to state on record our strong objection to the inappropriate and abusive language used to reference the State of Israel. Unfortunately, the existence of a dominant terrorist organization, Hizbullah, as well as political tensions and struggles between different vital groups ��
Israel�s presentation then was interrupted by the Council president, the delegate from Thailand, who broke in to recognize a �point of order� by the delegation of Lebanon.
�If there were no Israeli occupation there would have been no resistance and resistance of peoples against foreign occupation is a legitimate right. Thank you,� the Lebanese delegate stated firmly, to a round of applause in the hall.
The Council president followed up, �I appreciate the concern expressed by the Lebanese delegation.�
At the meeting of the Committee on November 15, other members responded with a verbal assault against the Israeli diplomat, which was also not stopped by the Obama administration representative.
Syrian comments at the Committee meeting included:
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