‘UN peu trop!’ Interpreter tells truth about UN witch-hunt of Israel

UN interpreter accidentally tells the world the truth…


Hillel Neuer of UN Watch writes:

On Thursday a United Nations interpreter, unaware that her microphone was on, uttered words of truth in reaction to the General Assembly’s adoption of nine politically-motivated resolutions condemning Israel, and zero resolutions on the rest of the world.

Under the mistaken impression that she was speaking only to colleagues, the interpreter uttered the following words into the headphones of every UN delegate, and before a live webcast audience worldwide:

“I think when you have… like a total of ten resolutions on Israel and Palestine, there’s gotta be something, c’est un peu trop, non? [It’s a bit much, no?] I mean I know… There’s other really bad shit happening, but no one says anything about the other stuff.”

Laughter erupted among the delegates. “The interpreter apologises,” said the unfortunate truth-teller, moments later, followed by her audible gasp. I sincerely hope she won’t get fired.

Because the one who should really apologise today is the UN. Founded on noble ideals, the world body is turning the dream of liberal internationalists into a nightmare.

For by the end of its annual legislative session next month, the General Assembly will have adopted a total of 22 resolutions condemning Israel—and only four on the rest of the world combined. The hypocrisy, selectivity, and politicisation are staggering.

Today’s nine resolutions, adopted by the GA’s 4th committee, which is comprised of all 193 UN member states, condemned Israel for violating the human rights of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, of Palestinian refugees, and even of Syrians in the Golan Heights.

That’s right: the UN adopted a resolution today that mentions the word “Syria” no less than 10 times—yet said nothing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s massacre of more than 100,000 of his own people.

Comments Elder of Ziyon

Keep in mind that this is not the UN Human Rights Council, which is known for its one-sided anti-Israel agenda. This is the United Nations General Assembly.

The video of the vote, a scene repeated with mind-numbing regularity at the UN, is what should be shocking, not the interpreter telling the truth. Every European country routinely votes for every anti-Israel resolution. 

And outside of a very few exceptions, no diplomat even takes the UN to task for routinely and obviously subverting its own mission.

It takes an anonymous interpreter to tell the world that the emperor has no clothes.

A typical vote on Israel at the UN

Notice in the voting board pictured below that the only nations to abstain were Australia, South Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and  Cameroon. The only nations to vote ‘No’ were Canada, Israel, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, and the United States.

The rest of the world shows why it is only too willing to support the ongoing soft war against Israel as an appeasement to her enemies.


4 thoughts on “‘UN peu trop!’ Interpreter tells truth about UN witch-hunt of Israel

  1. What is more telling is that in a large percentage of the votes on resolutions chastising Israel, the whole world votes for it – except Israel and USA. The US having a veto power means that none of the resolutions are passed.

    The authors should ask not why is the rest of the world against Israel, but why do the US and Israel have such a different view to the rest of the world on the legality of their actions?

  2. I think it’s the UN Security Council which has a veto on substantive issues, so I don’t think it applies in these resolutions in the General Assembly, which I think were carried on the weight of numbers. Correct me if I’m wrong.

    The issue isn’t about who abstained or who voted yeah or nay, but on the number of resolutions brought against Israel compared to other nations.

    Nor is it about whether Israel has violated human rights in any way, but how many resolutions it takes before the rest of the world, barring eight nations, and five of them abstaining, that is, 160 nations of the world saying we’ve named Israel in our bad books enough?

    Besides this, wouldn’t you expect to see something about Syria, Egypt, North Korea, Sudan, Somalia, Turkey, Pakistan, or any number of nations where there has been violation of human rights on a grand scale? How has Israel been 2200% more aggressive than Syria, or North Korea? Didn’t the North Koreans come close to declaring war on South Korea on a pretext recently?

    It is clearly out of proportion with reality.

  3. No, you are the one who is out of proportion with reality.

    The whole world has spoken on some of Israel’s practices. The UN made a resolution last year that Israel should allow weapons inspectors to examine their nuclear armaments. Israel, the US, Canada and a few pacific islands were the only ones to vote against it.

    We bombed the crap out of Iraq for much less than this. They allowed weapons inspectors in (and they didnt have nukes).

    Yes, you are right that it is the Security council which allows the veto. Most of these resolutions should be made in the Security council, but the problem is that the US just vetoes everything with the word ‘Israel’ in the title. Thus the resolutions get made in the General assembly where they have no legal force, but considerable moral force due to the overwhelming support from the rest of the world.

    The fact that some people can ask “what is wrong with the rest of the world” without first asking “what is wrong with Israel” shows the level of indoctrination and disconnect from reality that they are experiencing. T

  4. Can you, who have lived in a free and peaceful country for most of your lives, if not all, imagine what it has been like for the israelis who have not had a single moment of actual peace since 1948 when it became a nation following the war years, when millions of Jews were exterminated in death camps, following pogroms and persecution wherever they lived or existed?

    You begrudge them what they really want, peaceful coexistence with their neighbours and the ability to contribute to a world which has already benefited from the skills and abilities of some of the greatest minds.

    No, you support the continual and constant pressure and persecution placed on a nation still in its modern infancy, which has not, since its beginning seen a single days safety of its borders, from its direct neighbours, from the world community, most of which would rather see Israel gone, and what it perceives as the problem gone than allow Israel to enjoy a secure future where it would not need the nuclear or any other kind of arms to defend itself in case of an imminent attack from any or all of its neighbours.

    Israel is far from perfect, and has shown a strong arm at times against the people of Gaza who have refused to recognise the sovereign state of Israel, and have continually bombarded the people of Israel without protest from the same world community which seeks to condemn Israel for defending itself from the threat of assault.

    I think Israel and its people deserve the right to live without the threat from within and without.

    Biblically, of course, we know that this will not happen in our times. Prophetically, Israel is set for persecution and rebuke and ultimately invasion from the surrounding world until Jesus intervenes. The pressure will become greater and greater as time goes on.

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