UN vote: 14 “yes”
Of equal importance to the US abstention is the 14 nation vote to approve…not one vote against. There is a parallel here to what happened to South Africa and Israel should be thinking.
South Africa was a rich and powerful country; the political pressure that eventually led to its collapse started small with seeming no chance of success. But this pressure was a broad based “progressive” movement, well-funded, with wide support in the major press and in the humanities sections of the universities. There certainly was a major underlying problem of apartheid, but the press pushed its own story and suppressed any news examining the why of apartheid, the corruption in the African National movement, the terror emanating from the African National movement, and the likelihood of South African collapse if the AN movement took power in an abrupt change-over. And if you don’t know the meaning of collapse, then visit South Africa now, if you dare, without bodyguards, outside the “safe” neighborhood of Cape Town, or if don’t want to travel, invest your own money in South African bonds: good luck.
The UN vote on Israel is the culmination of 50 years of progressive pressure, supported by the influential press and the humanities departments of famous universities. These agencies are well funded, are driven by a false and one-sided view of history, and skilled in the use of emotion charged language and photographs. The agenda is the take-down of Israel and its replacement by a “one nation with liberty for all.” The end game of this nation is best seen in Lebanon; namely, there is no room in the political agenda of a majority Muslim nation for any other group to have any political power. If you disagree with this statement, point me to the contrary in any of 30 or so Muslim nations, Arab or other, now extant. As to why “progressives” blind themselves to this fact and look the other way when Muslim atrocities explode is a question you should ask them. You should ask those Israelis who support this vote as well.
Israel is in danger. It needs its best political/public relations minds to develop a new path as the end of the current one can be seen: pressure for one sided concessions, boycotts, support of terror by silence, and an open ticket for its enemies.