Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Official: U.S. Pressure Tilts U.N.'s Mideast Role

According to National Public Radio:

Morning Edition, June 13, 2007 · Alvaro de Soto, the highest-ranking U.N. official in Israel, says the U.N. no longer has an impartial role as a Middle East negotiator. He blamed pressure from the United States in a confidential report leaked to newspapers.

This has to be one of the funniest dispatches about the United Nations yet, given the way that body has been tilted against Israel for decades.

de Soto complained about economic sanctions on Hamas, claiming they have led to devastating consequences, ignoring the fact that assistance to Palestinian Arabs actually increased substantially since that terrorist group was voted into power.

Perhaps de Soto is competing with Ashrawi in the Last Comic Standing competition?

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