14 iunie 2018

The silver lining in the UN’s almost-condemnation of Hamas


Despite another bitter diplomatic defeat for Israel, ostensible cracks in General Assembly's automatic majority against Jewish state offer some solace United Nations votes on Israel and the Palestinians are usually foregone conclusions. As the late foreign minister and former UN envoy Abba Eban famously quipped, “If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.” On Wednesday, Algeria [...]